A decision by stewards on whether or not to reopen the investigation in a Lap 48 incident at the Sao Paulo GP last weekend will be revealed today.
As the drivers touched down in Doha for their next outing at the Losail Circuit, the scuffle remains a topic of conversation in the paddock.
Both drivers stand by their actions on track and Verstappen insists if it were the other way around, the same fate would have played out.
“Listen, if it would have been the other way around in Brazil it would have exactly played out like that,” he told Sky Sports F1.
“It’s hard racing. We are fighting for a championship; we are not here to be in a kindergarten.”
Meanwhile, Hamilton, who had a lot more to say on the matter was asked if he had reflected on the past events after seeing the footage,and said: “I won! That’s how I reflect on it.
“It was such a difficult weekend and such a lot of emotions, but we got there. We didn’t give up, we stayed united as a team and we got the result we dreamed of.”
Hamilton added: “If you sit in the car, in the moment, and complain it’ll only hold you back, So in the moment I had to keep moving forward.”
n a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, the constructor leaders said they “requested a right of review” of the lap 48 incident “on the basis of new evidence unavailable to the stewards at the time of the decision”.
The team was clearly unhappy about the decision by stewards not to investigate the incident after saying they had seen all they needed to from available replays – and that the fault was not Verstappen’s.
Later, FIA race director Michael Masi, revealed that the team of stewards had not been able to see Verstappen’s onboard in real-time, and so after the footage was released online, Mercedes quickly initiated their request.
Stewards will today decide whether or not ‘new’ evidence should warrant another look at the incident.