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Lewis Hamilton's 'unusual' radio response to penalty from Max Verstappen crash
Lewis Hamilton was handed a 10-second penalty after being deemed responsible for Max Verstappen's retirement from the British Grand Prix.Hamilton eventually attempted to make a move at Copse, moving to the inside as Verstappen gave him room.
Red Bull have parted ways with a team member who used racist language in text messages, the F1 team have announced. The content emerged on social media promoting Red Bull to take prompt action.
The individual was not a high profile member of the team.
A Red Bull spokesperson said: "As publicly acknowledged last week we condemn racist abuse of any kind and have a zero-tolerance policy to racist behaviour within our organisation.
"The person in question is no longer an employee of Red Bull Racing."
The incident comes after Lewis Hamilton received racist abuse in the wake of his crash with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.
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The McLaren driver has given his assessment of the controversial incident at Silverstone.The Mercedes driver was handed a 10-second penalty after making contact with Verstappen and sending the Red Bull driver into the barriers at Turn Nine.
Hamilton tried to overtake his title rival at Copse only to collide and send the Dutchman into the barriers.
The 36-year-old received a 10-second time penalty for the clash but went on to win the race after catching Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
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Red Bull lodged an appeal and requested harsher sanctions but their case was dismissed.
In the aftermath of the crash which saw Hamilton cut Verstappen's championship lead to just eight points, the Briton received racist abuse on social media.
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Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko says Max Verstappen has returned to his home in Monaco.Verstappen, who was on pole position, was hounded by rival Lewis Hamilton off the line with the Briton determined to win at his home Grand Prix.
The seven-time champion said in a recent press conference: "It was amazing to see the support from my team, and from some of the drivers.
"I felt for the first time that I didn't stand alone in a sport.
"For all the other years I've been racing, no one would have ever said anything. So it was really amazing to see the steps that have been taken.
"There's no room for that sort of abuse but if I have to be on the receiving end of that in this industry for people to become aware, then that's part of my journey."
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has made it clear he does not think Red Bull have acted with respect in appealing the penalty given to Hamilton at the British Grand Prix.
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Max Verstappen is hungry to bounce back after a crash with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone which has cost Red Bull a huge amount of cash.It left Verstappen's Red Bull in tatters and Helmut Marko has revealed it will cost the team a whopping £650,000.
In his latest shot towards Red Bull, Wolff said: "We felt the comments that were made during and after the race, and then in written statements and in the meeting itself were below the belt.
"But it's not up to me, nor would Lewis want to demand any apologies."
Hamilton and Verstappen will go at it again this weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The winner will lead the Drivers' Championship going into the traditional F1 summer break in what has been a thrilling season so far.
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