The Dutch driver, who was in the lead at the time of the accident at the start of the race, suffered an impact of 51 G (51 times the force of gravity) and was taken to a local hospital for observation. Race stewards gave the reigning world champion a ten second penalty, a 'punishment' that did not stop the Briton from triumphing in front of his audience.
The Austrian brand, which requested a review of the sanction on Tuesday, ended up "not providing any new, significant and relevant elements" that could justify a change in the decision taken during the race, as indicated by the FIA, based on the code international sport. After the decision of the organisation was known, Mercedes had harsh criticism of Red Bull, who "attempted to tarnish" the name of the British driver.
"In addition to ending this incident, we hope this decision marks the end of a concerted attempt by the Red Bull Racing management to tarnish Lewis Hamilton's name and sporting integrity, including in documents submitted for his unsuccessful application," Mercedes wrote, in a statement. With the victory achieved at home, the 99th of his career, Lewis Hamilton closed the gap to eight points by the leader of the championship, Max Verstappen.