Mercedes F1 has emerged from its silence tonight, following the stewards’ decision, and believes Red Bull management has attempted to “tarnish the reputation and sporting integrity” of Lewis Hamilton since the collision at the British Grand Prix with Max Verstappen.
On Thursday evening, commissioners rejected Red Bull’s request to have the incident re-examined, citing evidence that had not been discovered but created.
As we have reported, they also reported having “noted, with some concern, certain allegations made” by Red Bull by submitting its case.
In the aftermath of the Grand Prix, Red Bull blasted Hamilton, calling his driving “dirty, desperate and worthy of an amateur”.
Mercedes therefore reacted and issued a statement, welcoming the wording of the stewards and criticizing the conduct of Red Bull.
“In addition to putting an end to this incident, we hope that this decision will mark the end of a concerted attempt by the management of Red Bull Racing to tarnish the reputation and sporting integrity of Lewis Hamilton, including in the documents submitted. for their request for review. “
“We are now looking forward to racing this weekend and continuing the fierce competition for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.”
Mercedes’ statement appears to suggest that the “allegations” referenced by the stewards could be a claim that Hamilton deliberately bumped into Verstappen.