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Mercedes wants review of Hamilton-Verstappen overtaking incident

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Hamilton and Verstappen F1 2021 Brazilian GP

Mercedes have demanded a review into the Turn 4 overtaking incident between championship leader Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton during the Brazilian GP at Interlagos.

Defending world champion Hamilton has stormed entire the weekend, especially on Sunday race from P10 to victory from Verstappen. The Brit challenged aggressive Dutchman several times before he finally claimed top podium.

An uncertain incident happened at turn 4 on the lap 47, when Hamilton made an attempt to overtake Verstappen. But the Red Bull speedy appeared to force Lewis off the track, and both were continued the race and Hamilton overtook Verstappen for good on Lap 59.

Race stewards investigate the incident at the time but quickly decided no further action was necessary as they considered it a racing incident. Yesterday, F1 released the recording of Max’s forward-facing on-board camera at the time of the close call between he and Hamilton, as that point of view was not accessible to the stewards when they chose no investigation was needed as the two drivers went off the road at Turn 4.

Following the footage release a statement issued by Mercedes said: “The Mercedes AMG-Petronas F1 Team confirm we have today requested a Right of Review under Article 14.1.1 of the International Sporting Code, in relation to the Turn 4 incident between Car 44 and Car 33 on lap 48 of the 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix, on the basis of new evidence unavailable to the Stewards at the time of their decision.”

“I’ve always been very diplomatic in how I discuss things. But diplomacy has ended today,” said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.
Last race weekend at Brazil Hamilton faced a crucial penalty, he was disqualified from qualifying and demoted to the back of the grid after stewards upheld a Red Bull complaint his DRS system was illegal.

“We’ve just had many, many punches in the face this weekend with decisions that could have swung either side, against us or for us,” said Wolff.

“When always the decisions swing against you, it’s just something that I’m just angry about.”

It was a safer way of running a bit wide there – Max

“I think it was a good battle,” Verstappen said after the race. “I mean we both of course tried to be ahead into the corner, so I braked a bit late to get that position. I was on the edge of grip. That’s why I think I was already on the apex and it’s a safer way of running a bit wide there. In a way, I was happy stewards decided we could keep on racing.”

Hamilton seemed to shrug it off in his post-race press conference.

“I didn’t think too much of it and obviously I’ll have to watch the replay, but it’s hard battling and wouldn’t expect anything less really,” the British driver said. “We didn’t touch wheels, which is good.”

2022 F1

F1 Championship Points Standing – After Imola GP

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2022 F1 Drivers Championship Standing after F1 Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Driver Team Points
1Charles LeclercFerrari86
2Max VerstappenRed Bull59
3Sergio PerezRed Bull54
4George RussellWilliams49
5Carlos SainzFerrari38
6Lando NorrisMcLaren35
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes28
8Valtteri BottasMercedes24
9Esteban OconAlpine20
10Kevin MagnussenHaas15
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren11
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri10
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri6
14Fernando AlonsoAlpine2
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo1
16Alex AlbonWilliams1
17Lance StrollAston Martin1
18Mick SchumacherHaas0
19Sebastian VettelAston Martin0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0

2022 F1 Teams Championship Standing after F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

Pos Team Points
1Ferrari124
2Red Bull113
3Mercedes77
4McLaren46
5Alfa Romeo25
6Alpine22
7AlphaTauri16
8Haas15
9Aston Martin5
10Williams1

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Race results – F1 Imola Emilia Romagna GP

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Defending world champion Max Verstappen has won at Imola for the second season in a row ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez, Red Bull made 1-2 finish as leaders Ferrari’s home Grand Prix turned into a terrible for the Italian outfit.

Pos Driver Team LapsTimePoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull631:32:07.98626
2Sergio PerezRed Bull63+16.527s18
3Lando NorrisMcLaren63+34.834s15
4George RussellMercedes63+42.506s12
5Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo63+43.181s10
6Charles LeclercFerrari63+56.072s8
7Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri63+61.110s6
8Sebastian VettelAston Martin63+70.892s4
9Kevin Magnussen Haas63+75.260s2
10Lance StrollAston Martin62+1 lap1
11Alex Albon Williams62+1 lap0
12Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri62+1 lap0
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes62+1 lap0
14Esteban OconAlpine62+1 lap0
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo62+1 lap0
16Nicholas LatifiWilliams62+1 lap0
17Mick SchumacherHaas62+1 lap0
18Daniel RicciardoMcLaren62+1 lap0
19Fernando AlonsoAlpine6DNF0
20Carlos SainzFerrari0DNF0

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Hamilton and Wolff spotted in heated conversation after Imola disaster

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Lewis Hamilton 2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

During Emilia Romagna Grand Prix post qualifying session, Sir Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was seen engaging in a heated conversation, the Brit was eliminated from Q2 on Friday.

Bothe Hamilton and Wolff be found to be holding heated conversations in the Mercedes garage just after the Brit crashed out of Q2 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It was another poor results, which was resulted P13 in for sprint race at Imola.

On the incident with Wolff, Hamilton said: “It’s all internal stuff. I’d rather not share that. But yeah we’ll keep working, it is what it is. Each weekend is a rescue.

“It wasn’t a great session. Yeah. Naturally, it’s disappointing. We came here with optimism and we know everyone is working really hard at the factory and when things don’t come together it’s disappointing. I think we under-performed as a team today.

“There are things that we should have done and didn’t do. Anyway, we will work as hard as we can to move up in the sprint race. Hopefully tomorrow is better, weather-wise, and who knows, maybe we can work our way forwards.”

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Date Session Time
FRI DEC 03 FP1 16:30 - 17:30
FRI DEC 03 FP2 20:00 - 21:00
SAT DEC 04 FP3 17:00 - 18:00
SAT DEC 04 QUALI 20:00 - 21:00
SUN DEC 05 RACE 20:30 - 23:30

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