Mercedes protested Verstappen’s win to release SC on the last lap
Lewis Hamilton lost the championship on the last lap to Max Verstappen and Mercedes protested to the FIA
While Red Bull celebrates Max Verstappen, in a mercedes They sent two complaints to Son Through the actions made in the last round of Abu Dhabi Grand PrixThe procedures that ended with the Dutch driver being crowned the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.
“Mercedes has protested the designation that was placed at the end of the competition, in connection with alleged violations of Articles 48.8 and 48.12 of the FIA Regulations,” the FIA reported. Formula 1 Through his Twitter account.
the Son It released the 52, 54 and 55 documents on its website where they posted complaints from the German team Max Verstappen, first because he passed Hamilton with safety car on the track and then with the procedures that have been tried when the safety car exits.
The final race of the season was marked by the constant complaints that were running through the radio, especially from Toto Wolff, chief mercedes, in front of the race commissioners.
On the last lap and lost advantage on the track Verstappen, Toto Wolff fiercely claimed Michael Masip, head of the race.
“No Michael! No, Michael!” Toto Wolff said over the radio.
mercedes They protested the breach of Article 48.8, asking the representative of the Austrian national team to attend.
“The team representative is required to inform Stewards at 7:45 pm in relation to the incident below. The cause of the protest of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team against Car 33, alleging a violation of Article 48.8 of the Sporting Regulations for Formula One From Son 2021,” the text reads.
BREAK: Mercedes has protested “the classification that was put in place at the end of the competition”, in connection with alleged violations of Articles 48.8 and 48.12 of the FIA Regulations# Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪 # F1 pic.twitter.com/bO6BLN8lv5
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