Despite the FIA’s rejection, Mercedes explains what they ‘achieved’ with their Red Bull appeal.

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Despite the FIA’s rejection, Mercedes explains what they ‘achieved’ with their Red Bull appeal.

Despite the FIA denying the Silver Arrows’ ‘right to review,’ Mercedes boss Toto Wolff explained what the team ‘achieved’ by appealing the decision not to penalize Red Bull driver Max Verstappen at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Despite the FIA’s denial, Mercedes has explained what they have accomplished by appealing the decision not to penalize Max Verstappen at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Following Lewis Hamilton’s victory on Sunday, the German manufacturer requested a ‘right to review’ of the decision.

Hamilton had one of his great drives to climb from P10 and take the chequered flag at Interlagos after receiving a five-place grid penalty.

As a result of the result, the Brit has closed the gap on championship leader Verstappen heading into the final three races.

The two rivals were battling for the lead on lap 48 on Sunday, with Hamilton’s Mercedes appearing to narrowly edge ahead of the Red Bull, which was on the inside.

Verstappen ran wide, forcing both drivers off the track. The Dutchman held the lead for a few more laps before the seven-time world champion took over.

Despite the fact that Hamilton took the lead and won, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Verstappen should have been penalized.

The FIA decided against an investigation after reviewing footage from broadcast cameras, but Verstappen’s on-board footage shows the Dutchman didn’t turn as aggressively as he could have, forcing Hamilton off the road.

After seeing the footage, which officials didn’t have during the race but discovered on Tuesday, Mercedes filed a ‘right of review’ request.

Mercedes’ request was denied by the FIA on Friday, which means the Dutchman will not face a retrospective penalty for the incident.

Toto Wolff, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz, explained why he decided to appeal.

“I believe we all knew this wasn’t going to work out,” the Austrian admitted.

“It’s more about the principle – and finding out what the stewards’ interpretation of the case is.”

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“What have we achieved?” “I believe we have achieved a public discussion around it because I believe there is a risk that it will occur in future races; it could easily end up in the stewards’ room or the courtroom if people aren’t happy with how it is being raced out.”

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