Lewis Hamilton’s Silverstone crash costs Red Bull £1.3 million

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Red Bull boss Christian Horner has gone on record and said that they haven’t made a decision regarding appealing seeking a lenient punishment for English driver Lewis Hamilton for his crash with Max Verstappen at Corpse Corner during the Silverstone race.

Post the crash Max Verstappen had to spend 6 hours in the hospital before he was cleared by the hospital for discharge.

Verstappen remarked Lewis Hamilton’s actions as ‘disrespectful’ and ‘unsportsmanlike’.

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Following which Red Bull boss Christian Horner went on saying that “It is no secret that we felt at the time, and still feel, that Hamilton was given a light penalty for this type of incident.”

“Given the severity of the incident and the lenient penalty, we are reviewing all data and have the right to request a review. We are therefore still looking at the evidence and considering all of our sporting options.”

“The other significant factor is the cost-cap element of this. That crash has cost us approximately $1.8million (£1.3m) and an accident like that has massive ramifications in a budget cap era.”

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“I am also still disappointed about the level of celebrations enjoyed in the wake of the accident.”

“The Mercedes team were aware of the gravity of the crash, with Max widely reported as having been hospitalised and requiring further checks.”

“It is unimaginable not to inform your driver of the situation, moreover to protect your driver in case they do not show the necessary restraint in celebrating, particularly when it was as a result of an incident he was penalised for.”

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However, at the end of the interview, it almost seemed that Red Bull will be taking action against Lewis Hamilton for sure.

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