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Max is Formula 1 World Champion 2021 after the Sports Commissaries of the Automobile World Association (FIA) The Second Mercedes Protest have dismissed after the race. Mercedes had a breach of Article 48.12 of the sporty regulations when the race is approached shortly before the race, but flashed - and has already appealed against the verdict.

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Why the protest has ever been rejected? In principle, the protest is "permissible," explaining the sports commissaries in their judgment, but Article 15.3 of the athletic regulations give the FIA ​​race director to determine the higher-level authority to determine the posting of the safety cars and also over his deduction of the Racetrack.

The sports commissa clear that Article 48.12 has come to use "not completely", but also hold: "Article 48.13 overwrites that. Because once the message 'Safety-Car drives in this round has appeared to the box" The Safety Car at the end of the relevant round also drive to the box. "

Mercedes has turned on when the regulations had been made according to Article 48.12 follow, the Safety Car could only turn back in the last race round. And with that Lewis Hamilton won the race. Mercedes therefore demanded an adaptation of the results with reference to Article 11.9.3.H of the International Sport Code of the FIA. It stands: The sports commiss can adapt the result.

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Mercedes has concretely expressed the desire to evaluate the race with the completion of the penultimate lap. Also on this, the sports commiss responded, accordingly: "The accumulation of a subsequent reduction of RenDistance and would not be appropriate. Therefore, the protest is rejected."

The other Mercedes protest against Max stages had already dismissed the sports commissioners before. It was about a possible overtaking maneuver of stages against Hamilton before the end of the safety car phase. The sports commiss but did not recognize a rule violation. (Retail here Details! )

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