Verstappen ‘should be punished for FORCING Hamilton off track’ in Brazil – but Dutchman confident he’ll avoid action

MAX VERSTAPPEN should be slapped with a penalty for ‘forcing’ Lewis Hamilton off track – according to former F1 driver, Jolyon Palmer. But when quizzed if he would do the defence again on turn four of lap 48 at Interlagos, Verstappen said: “Yes. As a driver, I think we know exactly what we can and can’t do in the car. Mercedes were today trying to convince the stewards from the race in Brazil to reconsider their decision not to punish Verstappen at the time. When quizzed if he watched the footage from his car, which Mercedes are using in the hope of reexamining the case, Verstappen said: “No. He said: “I think the reason I said at the time was the mentality you have to take.

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