Mercedes will not appeal Verstappen's win

"Together with Lewis (Hamilton) we have carefully considered how we should react to the result of that final (...) ", Mercedes pointed out in a statement, adding that she finally renounces her appeal" for the love of this sport "and given the certainty that "the sports result" should prevail.

Mercedes argues that they initially raised the appeal for the application of a new regulation in the safety vehicles that, in his opinion, harmed Hamilton, who had led throughout the test. They chose to protest against that result "for the sake of fair play"and to obtain" clarity ", via a" constructive dialogue "with the FIA ​​and Formula One.

The resignation now to file a new appeal gives Verstappen his first title Formula One world champion, at 24 years old. Instead, he dethroned Hamilton from what would have been his eighth title and would have set a new absolute record in the premier class, which he now shares, with seven, with the German Michael Schumacher.

Mercedes had advanced on Sunday that it would appeal against the decision of the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) stewards to deny its two protests against the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He then claimed that the starting of the safety car did not comply with the Sporting Regulations, but the commissioners dismissed their protests within hours.

Mercedes had until this Thursday to present a new appeal against that decision.


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