“I think it will be meaningless to take things further” – Red Bull team principal Christian Horner concedes no more action would be taken on Lewis Hamilton for his collision with Max Verstappen.
Red Bull is livid with Lewis Hamilton, after he was involved in the opening lap collison at Silverstone with Max Verstappen. Christian Horner termed it a “desperate move” by the reigning champion, and wants more than the time penalty for him.
“It’s a desperate move that you wouldn’t expect from a seven-time World Champion. He’s seen no penalty for the action that he took. It doesn’t fit with the action or the move he made.
“You look at in previous years, drivers have missed future events because of first lap incidents like that.”
This angle shows just how scary that Verstappen crash was. Tv angles didnt do the speed going into the barrier justice. Scary for the fans too. Insanity 😳 pic.twitter.com/VLMEZYqYoU
— Charlie Tinks (@CharlieTinkler) July 19, 2021
Will Red Bull appeal against Lewis Hamilton?
Despite his feelings towards the incident, he concedes that appealing further against Hamilton wouldn’t be successful. The Mercedes driver got a 10-second penalty, but recovered from it to win the race in front of his home crowd.
Neverthless, Horner suggetsed they are still considering taking further action, all of which would be decided after a discussion with the team management. Considering it was no more than a racing incident, the FIA is unlikely to take further action, unless Red Bull present some new evidence against Hamilton.
“There are rights that are available to us, but I think unfortunately the result…the stewards are pretty set in their decision. I think it will be meaningless to take things further, but we’ll look at it. We’ll talk it through shortly but that would be my initial reaction.”