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Mercedes request 'Right of Review' over Lap 48 Hamilton-Verstappen clash in Brazil

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Mercedes have announced they are seeking a 'Right of Review' of the incident in the Sao Paulo Grand Prix when Red Bull's Max Verstappen defended the lead from Lewis Hamilton, leading both drivers to run wide.

Hamilton, who started P10 on the grid, had been closing down Verstappen's Red Bull, culminating in an attempted pass around the outside at Turn 4 on Lap 48. Both drivers ran wide before rejoining, with Verstappen still in the lead.

READ MORE: 'It was a good battle' – Verstappen gives his take on his Lap 48 defence from Hamilton in Brazil

The stewards noted the incident, but soon afterwards concluded no investigation was necessary. The race continued and Hamilton passed Verstappen 11 laps later and went on to take the win.

But on Tuesday afternoon, Mercedes announced they wanted the incident looked at again, revealing that they were seeking a 'Right of Review' on the moment at Interlagos.

A short statement from the team read: "The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team confirms that we have today requested a Right of Review under Article 14.1.1 of the International Sporting Code, in relation to the Turn 4 incident between Car 44 and Car 33 on lap 48 of the Brazilian Grand prix, on the basis of new evidence unavailable to the Stewards at the time of their decision."

UPDATE

On Wednesday evening the stewards announced they had summoned representatives from both Mercedes and Red Bull to appear before them on Thursday at 5pm local time in Qatar, when they will assess the new evidence and decide whether to grant a review.

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