The weekend took place the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix and the controversy was the protagonist of the end of the race. The fight between Max verstappen and Lewis hamilton It was one of the most anticipated in recent years and the controversy took over a Grand Prix that had everything to be one of the best of the last championships. During this Monday, new evidence was released that agrees with the Red Bull.
With seven laps remaining to the end of the race, Max Verstappen was already in position to overtake Lewis Hamilton with the DRS (less than a second). When the latter was ready to pass him, the Red Bull rider went off-track a few meters and finished in front. However, a few corners later, Hamilton passed it again, as Verstappen returned the place to his rival.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) He told Red Bull that Verstappen had to return the position he won, as the overtaking was totally illegal, according to his stewards. This caused the fans to be greatly disappointed, ensuring that Mercedes he was fully assisted by the FIA. Now, new videos demonstrate this ‘help’.
The first strong evidence that Verstappen legally won the position is that there is a picture showing that the Dutchman was already ahead of Hamilton when he left the track. On the other hand, there is a video in which you can see that the seven-time World Champion made the same move as Verstappen 29 times.
Every time Hamilton went off the track, he gained 0.2 seconds per lap. That is to say that added the 29 times he went outside, he added an advantage of 5.8 seconds. The FIA Race Director, Michael Masi, he assured the criteria for sanctioning was the same for all pilots. Nothing changed at all. We had two people watching each car go through that place at each turn and almost everyone did the right thing, “he said.
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