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Mercedes welcome ruling, hope Red Bull will stop tarnishing Hamilton's name

Lewis Hamilton's British GP penalty will not be revisited following Thursday's hearing, which is welcome news to Mercedes. However the German outfit couldn't help but hit out at Red Bull over their recent comments towards the Briton.

Mercedes have welcomed the decision of the stewards not to revisit Lewis Hamilton's British GP penalty, with the team also hitting out at Red Bull management for their attempts to tarnish the Briton's name. A hearing took place at the Hungaroring on Thursday with representatives of both Red Bull and Mercedes present, as the Milton Keynes outfit presented new evidence in an attempt to have the crash revisited. After looking at the matter, the FIA deemed that the new elements presented were neither significant nor relevant to the matter. Mercedes have welcomed the ruling, but also hit out at Red Bull's senior management for their attempts to tarnish Hamilton's name following the crash. "The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team welcomes the decision of the Stewards to reject Red Bull Racing's right of review," read a statement on the Mercedes Twitter account. "In addition to bringing this incident to a close, we hope that this decision will mark the end of a concerted effort by the senior management of Red Bull Racing to tarnish the good name and sporting integrity of Lewis Hamilton, including in the documents submitted for their unsuccessful right of review. "We now look forward to going racing this weekend and to continue our hard-fought competitions for the 2021 FIA Formula One Word Championship."

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pic.twitter.com/gnDHpVNftU — Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) July 29, 2021

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