Mercedes protests Verstappen

DECEMBER 12, 2021

Mercedes protests Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Abu Dhabi GP 2021
© Red Bull

After the event Mercedes GP has protested with the Stewards agains’t Max Verstappen for breaching Article 48.8 of the 2021 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, when then say he briefly passed ahead of the Lewis Hamilton, the leader at the time, while they were behind the Safety Car on lap 57 before the restart of the race.

Mercedes also protested a breach of Article 48.12 of the 2021 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, by restarting the race without giving one more lap under the safety car without allowing the lapped cars to catch back up to the pack, and instead restarting straight away on the same lap.

The Stewards of the race have requested a representative of Red Bull Racing, and Mercedes GP, as long as Max Verstappen to report to them.

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