Horner Continues His Tirade Against Hamilton Despite Stewards’ Embarassing Ruling

Published 07/30/2021, 8:38 AM EDT
SOCHI, RUSSIA: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in a press conference during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Laurent Charniaux – Pool/Getty Images)


Red Bull are still recovering from the wounds that they endured last weekend at Silverstone. As Lewis Hamilton was fighting to get the lead, he “took out” Max Verstappen.

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The Brit did get a 10-second time penalty for the incident, but Team Principal, Christian Horner, is pursuing the stewards for a harsher penalty.

Horner takes another jab at the 7-times world champion, stating that he should have braked earlier instead of going for that turn. This further adds fuel to the fire between the war going on with Mercedes and Red Bull.

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Red Bull boss, Horner still continues to blame Hamilton for the incident

As teams get ready for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Milton-Keynes-based outfit are to overcome their pain from Silverstone, where Verstappen had a horrible crash due to Hamilton.

As quoted by a reputed F1 journalist, Horner said, “Lewis would have had to have braked 23 metres earlier to have even made the corner.”

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Mercedes have moved on from the Verstappen incident

The Raging Bulls have fought hard to give the 7-time world champion a harsher penalty. However, their recent right to review the incident was shot down by the stewards.

The Silver Arrows want to put the Silverstone chapter behind them and wish that their rivals, stop ruing Hamilton’s name, but look forward to battle them on track.

Their statement read, “The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team welcomes the decision of the stewards to reject Red Bull Racing’s right of review.”

In addition to bringing this incident to a close, we hope that this decision will mark the end of a concerted attempt by the senior management of Red Bull Racing to tarnish the good name and sporting integrity of Lewis Hamilton, including in the documents submitted for their unsuccessful right of review.

“We now look forward to going racing this weekend and to continuing our hard-fought competition for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.”

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The two title rivals face one and other at the Hungaroring this weekend. Verstappen & Co will be looking to bounce back and grab a win, while the Brackley-based outfit will hope they grab another victory this season.

Who do you think will come out top in Hungary? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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