Lewis Hamilton says he knew the stewards weren't going to penalise Max Verstappen over their Turn 4 incident in the closing stages of the Brazilian Grand Prix. With Mercedes driver Hamilton closing in on his Red Bull rival, he finally made a lunge around the outside of Turn 4 for the lead of the race on Lap 48 of 71. However, Verstappen's strong defence forced Hamilton wide, with both cars taking to the run-off. Although the stewards noted the incident, they later deemed it wasn't worthy of an investigation, which didn't come as a surprise to Hamilton. "When they said they were going to investigate, I just knew the decision they were going to come to, whether it was right or wrong," said Hamilton to Sky Sports . "I didn't let it faze me, I just kept racing."
"I got the result I needed"
When asked if he thought the decision taken by the stewards was the wrong one, Hamilton said he needed to go back and look at the incident again. Hamilton added: "I'm not gonna go into that. I need to look back at it, but I mean, it's a racing incident at the end of the day, probably. "It doesn't really matter, as I got the result I needed."