It took about an hour for the reaction of the Mercedes to the disqualification of Lewis Hamilton from yesterday’s qualifying, with the consequent obligation to start from the last position on the grid in tonight’s Sprint Qualifying. Then Brackley’s team released a very brief statement on their official Twitter channel.
The Brackley team will not appeal against the commissioners’ decision. Moreover, it is difficult to imagine that there could have been a revision of the sentence, as shown by the recent precedent of Sebastian Vettel in Hungary, when the German Aston Martin was ousted from the order of arrival of the race. Piccata, however, the additional sentence, which seems a clear dig at Red Bull. “We want to win these Championships [piloti e costruttori] on the track “.
The Team will not be appealing Lewis’ disqualification from Quali.
We want to win these World Championships on the race track. 💪 pic.twitter.com/12rD4EoDYP
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) November 13, 2021
If Mercedes had appealed, Hamilton could have started from first position on the grid in the Sprint Qualifying, but he would also have potentially jeopardized the results he would have achieved throughout the weekend. On social networks, Max Verstappen’s reaction to the news of the 50,000 euro fine received for touching Hamilton’s car yesterday under parc fermé is also becoming viral. The Hasselt native laughed at the story, joking during a live stream of Virtual Le Mans about the amount of the fine. “I’m going around the paddock asking for help to pay the 50,000 fine right now“, The ironic comment of the world leader.