Mercedes initially threatened authorized motion by taking the case to court docket earlier than deciding to withdraw after receiving an apology from the FIA. They later admitted ‘human error’ from Masi was guilty and the Australian was faraway from his function, nevertheless it was too late to overturn the outcome and Verstappen was capable of have fun his first success.
The 25-year-old has since loved complete domination of F1, profitable 27 out of the 36 races after the controversy within the Abu Dhabi desert. In the meantime, Hamilton is on a 37-race streak with no win – his longest by some margin in his profession.
And given Pink Bull’s present benefit over the remainder of the grid, there are some doubts as as to whether the British icon will ever clinch an unprecedented eighth Drivers’ Championship title. However Wolff’s feedback have opened the door to a possible authorized problem if Massa’s case units precedent.