The review of the incident at Silverstone between Formula One leader Max Verstappen and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton has been successfully asked by Red Bull.
Before the Hungarian Grand Prix, the FIA will hear from Red Bull via video conference on Thursday. Since contact between Verstappen and Hamilton on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix forced Verstappen to crash heavily into a barrier and send him to the hospital for assessment, the team has been angry.
Hamilton was accused by Red Bull of making a “desperate” drive to get ahead of Verstappen on the opening lap because the defending champion understood that winning on his home circuit and tightening the title race hinged on getting ahead of his competitor at the start.
For the incident, Hamilton was given a 10-second penalty, although he recovered to win for the first time in six races. It ended Red Bull’s five-race winning streak and trimmed Verstappen’s championship advantage from 33 to eight points.
This season, Verstappen has five wins to Hamilton’s four, and the Red Bull appears to finally have the speed to challenge Mercedes. According to the summons issued by the FIA on Tuesday, Red Bull must testify via video conference alongside its team manager and up to two other witnesses.