Despite Lewis Hamilton’s U-turn on the Brazil drama, Max Verstappen asserts his dominance.

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Despite Lewis Hamilton’s U-turn on the Brazil drama, Max Verstappen is confident in his claim.

This week’s F1 news has been dominated by the incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, but the Red Bull driver is confident he will not be penalized.

The threat of a penalty from the Brazilian Grand Prix has been dismissed by Max Verstappen, who said he and Lewis Hamilton “are not here to be in a kindergarten.” It was the Mercedes driver who triumphed at Interlagos, fighting back from 10th on the grid to pass his rival with 12 laps to go and keep his championship hopes alive.

However, an incident between the two drivers prior to Hamilton’s overtake, in which he attempted to pass Verstappen on his outside as the pair approached turn four, has dominated post-race discussion.

With a manoeuvre that forced both drivers off the track, the Dutchman appeared to run wide, and the two drivers came within inches of colliding for the third time this season.

The FIA decided not to investigate the incident at the time, a decision Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff later described as “laughable.”

However, new footage has surfaced this week, prompting the ‘Silver Arrows’ to launch an appeal in the hopes of having the flashpoint re-examined.

The hearing took place on Thursday, and the results are expected on Friday.

With Verstappen’s championship lead over Hamilton cut to 14 points, any subsequent penalty could determine the title’s outcome, but the 24-year-old appears unconcerned about the current background noise.

“Listen, it would have exactly played out like that in Brazil if it had been the other way around,” he told Sky Sports F1.

“It’s a difficult race.”

We’re not here to be in a kindergarten; we’re fighting for a championship.”

Hamilton was fastest in qualifying but started Saturday’s sprint race from the back of the grid due to a DRS violation, and Verstappen predicted Mercedes would “complain about something” after that occurrence.

“I don’t even think about it,” the Red Bull driver said.

“It’s not the end of the world if there is a penalty, but I don’t expect it to happen because I thought it was a fair and hard race between the two guys fighting for the championship.”

“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”

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