In addition to the sporting damage, the economic one. It was known that the incident between Lewis Hamilton e Max Verstappen at Silverstone it would have had not insignificant consequences both in the standings and in the coffers of Milton Keynes. Red Bull did the math: $ 1.8 million in damage, approximately 1.5 million euros. This was announced by team principal Chris Horner in an official note. Note in which he used very harsh tones towards rivals and Lewis Hamilton.
Horner: “Disappointed by Mercedes celebrations”
“That accident cost us about $ 1.8 million, and damage like that has huge consequences in an era of budget cap. I am also still disappointed with the level of celebrations had after the accident. Mercedes was aware of the severity of the accident, he knew Max was in the hospital and it needed further checks. It is unimaginable not to inform your driver of the situation and to protect him in case he does not show the necessary composure in the celebrations, especially for an accident for which he was penalized. It is no secret that we believed then, and still believe, that Hamilton was given a light penalty for this type of accident. Given the severity of the incident and the lenient sentence, we are reviewing all the data and we have the right to request a review. We are therefore still examining the evidence and considering all of our own options, ”Horner told Red Bull official channels.