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Helmut Marko

Marko still calling for Hamilton race ban

The Red Bull advisor is urging for Lewis Hamilton to be suspended after Red Bull lodged a petition to request a review of the penalty that was given to the Mercedes driver at the British Grand Prix.

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Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says he is hoping the stewards reassess the penalty that was given to Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone when his team attend their summons via a video conference on Thursday.

Hamilton was given a 10 second time penalty and two penalty points on his superlicence for causing a collision with Max Verstappen, which Marko feels is not harsh enough as the seven-time world champion went on to win the British Grand Prix.

"Appropriate is a penalty that would have prevented a victory," Marko told RTL. "Drive-through or a suspension for the next race. Something along these lines.

"But that's up to the stewards, first of all we are glad that it came to this revision and then we will see how they judge it. But I think that what we bring forward will put it [the incident] in a different light."

For the incident to be officially reviewed, Red Bull must present new, relevant evidence which the stewards did not have during their original decision at Silverstone. Marko is confident his team can meet this clause.

"We bring new facts that were not available to us at the time of the race suspension, or when the whole thing was handled, partly because we were focused on what's going on with Max and how he was doing," said Marko.

"Those facts will be brought forward on Thursday during the meeting and we hope that it will lead to a reassessment of the penalty.

"We have footages, but the key point is that we will bring new evidences but please understand, I can't disclose the exact details."

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