Max Verstappen was proclaimed, with luck but also with merit, brilliant Formula 1 world champion. Mercedes, team of the Dutchman's great rival, Lewis Hamilton, does not seem to accept the victory first and made his protest official after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to an alleged infringement of article 48.8 of the sports regulations, referring to issues with the Safety Car and immediately prior to overtaking on the last lap that defined the World Cup.
The application of the rule admits the protest of Mercedes , but it still seems surprising that the German team questions an alleged overtaking of Verstappen with the Safety Car still on the track, when before the safety car brand the world champion had already abandoned this 'parallel' to Hamilton to get behind him, in an absolutely correct position. The other reference corresponds to the management of the dubbed, in which it does not seem that the Red Bull took advantage either.
Mercedes' challenge contrasts with Lewis Hamilton's respectful congratulations at the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix . The seven-time world champion, logically angry at what happened, did not stop congratulating the champion with a gesture that honors him and that at no time was accompanied by claims to question Max.