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F1 news LIVE: Max Verstappen faces verdict over Lewis Hamilton accident ahead of Qatar Grand Prix

Mercedes requests a Verstappen / Hamilton Battle review

The FIA ​​released a statement yesterday confirming that the lap 48 hearing between Hamilton and Verstappen is in place Brazilian Grand Prix The verdict will be issued today before the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend.

If Verstappen is found to be breaking the rules, he could be hit with either a time penalty for his race in Sao Paulo, with five seconds enough to land him third and cut the difference further to Hamilton, who is currently 14 points in the drivers. ‘The standings, or a net penalty for the next race in Qatar.

Verstappen said he is not worried about a retroactive penalty that could cost him points. “I don’t even think about it,” he said. “Also — if. I mean, it’s not the end of the world. But then again, I don’t expect that to happen because I thought the race was fair and tough between the two guys vying for the championship. So it wasn’t easy anyway, because that’s not what I am and neither I’m thinking what it should be like when you’re fighting for the title.”

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Hamilton calls for scrutiny in Qatar on human rights issues

Although the incident with Verstappen dominated much of the conversation yesterday, Lewis Hamilton also made it clear that he wanted Formula 1 to hold Qatar accountable by raising awareness of human rights issues.

Qatar will host its first Grand Prix this weekend with a 10-year contract from 2023 that is believed to be the most lucrative in Formula 1.

Qatar’s human rights record, which Amnesty International, along with Saudi Arabia, which is hosting its first grand prix later in the season, was described by Amnesty International as “extremely worrying”.

“When the sport goes to these places, it has a duty to raise awareness of these issues,” Hamilton said. “These places need scrutiny. Equality of rights is a serious issue.

Jimmy BraidwoodNovember 19, 2021 08:15

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Hamilton has a ‘different view’ on the Verstappen incident

Also speaking at Thursday’s drivers’ press conferences, Lewis Hamilton admitted that new camera angles in his clash with title rival Max Verstappen at the Brazilian Grand Prix had changed his decision about the crash – but stopped short of calling for Red Bull. To hit the driver with a retroactive penalty.

Hamilton carried the checkered flag at Interlagos last weekend to close the gap in the drivers’ championship to 14 points with three races remaining. But Verstappen got away with it because he pushed his rival out of the way as they duel for first place on lap 48.

Hamilton said he had a “different view” after writing off the ignition point as a racing accident right after the race. “I think the reason I said that at the time was the mindset you have to follow,” he said. “If you sit in the car right now and complain about it, it will only hold you back. Right now, I could only move on.

“It’s hard to judge when you don’t see all the angles. Of course I’m back in that and I have a different viewpoint, of course, now. But I put all my energy into preparing the car and making sure I’m in the right place to head.”

Jimmy BraidwoodNovember 19, 2021 08:09

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Verstappen won’t change the way he races with Hamilton

Mercedes has been given preliminary approval by the FIA ​​chiefs over their request to review the crash from the Brazilian Grand Prix that sent Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton off the track, but the Red Bull rider is not unduly concerned and says he won’t change his approach.

The duo came close again as the Briton tried to beat his Dutch rival, the Verstappen track sending Hamilton away.

“I didn’t need to look at the footage because I was driving, so I know exactly what happened,” Verstappen said at a press conference on Thursday.

“And like I said last time, I thought it was a great fight and I had a lot of fun there too. At the end of the day they won the race, which is fair enough. They were faster than us. But I thought it was a good fight.

“As a driver, I think we know exactly what we can or can’t do in the car, and we were struggling really hard, braking late into a corner, and the tires were completely worn out. If you had just turned more abruptly to the left, you would go off the track. “.

Jimmy BraidwoodNovember 19, 2021 08:07

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The FIA ​​released a statement yesterday confirming that the lap 48 hearing between Hamilton and Verstappen at the Brazilian Grand Prix has taken place, and that a verdict will be issued today ahead of this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix.

If Verstappen is found to be breaking the rules, he could be hit with either a time penalty for his race in Sao Paulo, with five seconds enough to land him third and cut the difference further to Hamilton, who is currently 14 points in the drivers. ‘The standings, or a net penalty for the next race in Qatar.

Verstappen said he is not worried about a retroactive penalty that could cost him points. “I don’t even think about it,” he said. “Also — if. I mean, it’s not the end of the world. But then again, I don’t expect that to happen because I thought the race was fair and tough between the two guys vying for the championship. So it wasn’t easy anyway, because that’s not what I am and neither I’m thinking what it should be like when you’re fighting for the title.”

Lawrence OstlerNovember 19, 2021 07:46