“Words like ‘amateurish’ should have no place and what it triggered was an avalanche of comments in the social media, a lot of controversy, added to further polarisation and I think we as a sport should do the contrary. We should de-escalate.”
Horner said Red Bull now accept the decision and are focused on the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.
“We presented that data to the stewards, they gave us a fair hearing yesterday where we talked through that data, the positioning of the cars, the speed of the cars,” he explained.
“The fact that Lewis would have had to braked 23 metres earlier to have even made the corner, the fact that Max is on the same trajectory, identical to that of Charles Leclerc, the result with Charles would have been identical had Lewis taken the same approach.