Crimson Bull have requested a assessment of the penalty awarded to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after his first-lap collision with Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen on the British Grand Prix.
Hamilton was dominated to have been “predominantly guilty” for the crash. which resulted in Verstappen being taken to hospital.
Hamilton was given a 10-second penalty however recovered to win the race.
Each groups have been summoned to look by way of video hyperlink on Thursday.
Crimson Bull need the penalty elevated however Verstappen’s crew might want to current new proof which was not obtainable on the time of the unique inquiry for seven-time world champion Hamilton to be sanctioned additional.
The stewards will then think about Crimson Bull’s findings and resolve if it constitutes new proof and whether or not to proceed with a assessment.
Verstappen accused Hamilton of being “disrespectful” and “unsportsmanlike” after the crash, with the 23-year-old Dutchman being taken to hospital for precautionary checks after struggling an influence of 51G.
Crimson Bull crew principal Christian Horner mentioned the incident had value them a minimum of $1.8m (£1.3m), a determine which is a couple of p.c of the crew’s whole finances this season.
In the meantime, Mercedes chief technical officer James Allison mentioned Hamilton’s penalty was “harsh”.
Briton Hamilton, 36, handed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with two laps to go for victory and mixed with Verstappen’s retirement, he reduce his rival’s championship lead from 32 factors earlier than the race to only eight.