“What you’ve seen on the video is clear. That corner was not meant to be the corner where he stayed on the track – he never meant to.”
“I think it’s obviously the right, the right decision because it would open Pandora’s Box regarding a whole bunch of other incidents that happened at that race,” said Horner in the interview.
Earlier on in the conference, the Mercedes boss Wolff predicted that the investigation would go no further: “We don’t expect to gain anything from the right of review … it’s more about the principle and the philosophy.”
“I think the outcome from Silverstone was a much more severe one. And nobody liked the pictures. But the philosophical question remains the same: if the outside driver doesn’t concede room, then they collide – and they would have collided in turn for Interlagos if Lewis wouldn’t have opened up and run even wider. So I think the regulation that can be applied if the same.”
The verdict was issued after a a hearing yesterday, involving Mercedes and Red Bull, followed by overnight deliberations.
“The stewards determine that the footage shows nothing exceptional that is particularly different from the other angles that were available to them at the time, or that particularly changes their decision that was based on the originally available footage,” the stewards wrote in their decision to reject calls for a review.”