Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has strongly denied that Red Bull launched a personal attack on Lewis Hamilton in the aftermath of the Mercedes driver's collision with Max Verstappen at the British GP.
The Milton Keynes-based outfit were anything but pleased with the penalty handed to Hamilton at Silverstone, however the FIA saw no reason to revisit the case prior to the Hungarian GP.
Mercedes wasted no time in hitting out at the way Red Bull tried to drag Hamilton's name through the mud, however Marko said that was never the case.
"We have in no way tarnished Hamilton as a person," Marko told Motorsport-Magazin. "We only said that in our opinion his actions weren't correct and that the punishment was disproportionate."
Marko made it clear that Red Bull would have reacted the same way if the incident involved another driver other than Hamilton.
"If it had been a different driver, we would have handled things the same way," Marko added. "So that had nothing to do with Hamilton, it's just the way we react to incidents like this."
Hamilton currently leads the Drivers' Championship by eight points over Verstappen after 11 races.
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