There are different views among the Formula 1 paddock regarding the Verstappen/Hamilton incident from the Brazilian Grand Prix.


  • The incident has sparked controversy in the world of Formula 1 as Mercedes has requested the FIA to review the incident and their decision.
  • Drivers have shared their thoughts on the matter, expressing different views.

George Russell:

  • “Whether there’ll be a penalty for it retrospectively, I don’t know. Should there have been a penalty at the time? I believe they should have been,” he told Sky Sports.
  • “Because you can’t just break 25 meters later than you do on every other lap and force the other guy off the road. That’s not fair racing. It’s harder racing but it’s not fair racing.”

Daniel Ricciardo:

  • “Ultimately Lewis won, he was the faster car and the better guy on the day, so I don’t think it changes anything in the championship now, which is probably best-case scenario. I think if Max won the race, then I think they probably would have pushed harder with the protests and everything else.”

Lando Norris:

  • “A lot of people have different views and conflicting views on it and so on, more like conflicting against what the actual outcome was, which was nothing. There could have been some scenarios where people have got penalties for far less and less intentional. I might have been involved in a couple of them.”

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