GPI 2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Page 120

FEATURE “All good,” the 19-year-old added with a grin. Both Verstappen and Hamilton left the track shortly after the race and as they weren’t available to present their version of events, the stewards decided to leave it to their colleagues at the next race in Austin to look into the matter. Mercedes, though, later withdrew the protest “in the interests of establishing a final official result,” a move apparently initiated by Hamilton. Verstappen has been a breath of fresh air for the sport since he arrived as a 17-year-old with Toro Rosso last season but his uncompromising attitude and aggressive tactics have caused controversy.