Max Verstappen has commented on Mercedes’ decision to protest the results of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Though on-track action is over for Formula 1 in 2021, the results of this season are yet to be confirmed. After the race was over, Mercedes lodged two protests to the FIA regarding the alleged breach of articles 48.8 and 48.12 of sporting regulations. Verstappen was not surprised much by Mercedes’ actions.
“Not much really to say about that. I think it also sums up a little bit this season,” he told Motorsport.com.
Christian Horner also shared his opinion on the protests, claiming that Verstappen could not be deprived of the title.
“They are now lodging a protest, or two protests. But you know, it’s been that kind of season. We trust in the stewards, hopefully, to make the right decision,” the Red Bull Racing team principal told Ziggo.
“I don’t think it’s good for anybody. A quick conclusion [is needed]. [Verstappen’s] won the world championship, they cannot take that away.”
“It’s disappointing that the protests have been made, but I guess that’s what we’ve come to expect this year.”