Mercedes is considering challenging FIA decision not to penalize Red Bull rival Max Verstappen for driving Lewis Hamilton off the road during Sao Paulo Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton won despite being sidelined late in Sunday’s race
- Max Verstappen’s elbows-out resistance was not referred to the stewards
- Hamilton narrowed the gap on his title rival to 14 points with three races to go
Mercedes is considering challenging the FIA’s decision not to penalize Max Verstappen for driving Lewis Hamilton off the road during the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Hamilton won with an incredible comeback drive to narrow the gap with title rival Verstappen to 14 points with three races to go. He did so despite being sidelined by the Dutchman in the second half of Sunday’s race.
Verstappen’s resistance was not referred to the stewards, a determination Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff called “laughable”.
Lewis Hamilton (L) was driven off the track by Max Verstappen (R) during the Brazilian Grand Prix
Verstappen was not disciplined by race stewards on Sunday for controversial move
Mercedes is considering their options, with an insider telling Sportsmail: “It appears to be a very mild assessment and we are looking into it to see if we want to take it further.”
FIA race director Michael Masi has revealed that the on-board footage of Verstappen was not available to him during the grand prix and that he is open to reconsidering the matter.
Mercedes is fueled by their anger at Hamilton being thrown to the back of the grid for the sprint race for having a marginally illegal rear wing.
Hamilton celebrated (R) his win to keep his title hopes alive against Verstappen (L)