Looks like we got ourselves a good fashioned technical infringements accusations row.
When asked by Motorsport.com to explain why he had touched Hamilton’s car – as well as his own shortly beforehand – Verstappen replied: “Well, I was clearly looking at the wing.
“So, yeah, I mean, you can see on the video what I did exactly. I was just looking at how much the rear wing was flexing at that point.”
Yeah, of course there have been talks, and of course there are things to still look into – because at a certain speed it seems like the wing is flexing,” he said.
“Of course you know we had, at the beginning of the season, to all change the rear wings a bit because of the back off [of the rear wing at high speed].
“But it seems like something is still backing off over there [at Mercedes]. So, that’s why I went and had a look.”
Verstappen also joked that he hoped his sanction – “quite a big fine” – would result in officials having “a nice dinner and a lot of wine!”
This thread can follow up on anything that might arise from Red Bull’s suspicions that Merc are doing something untoward with their rear wing (separate from this weekend’s issue)