Sao Paulo Grand Prix: Mercedes review of Verstappen manoeuvre to take place on Thursday

Max Verstappen was not punished for forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track.

The decision not to penalize Max Verstappen at the Sao Paolo Grand Prix will be reviewed by officials on Thursday.

The Red Bull driver was not punished for forcing Lewis Hamilton off the track.

The criteria for a review of the decision will be established at the hearing.

It will take place on Thursday.

At the time of the decision, Mercedes must show there is a significant and relevant new element unavailable.

There is new evidence that includes on-board camera footage of the incident.

The incident took place over 48 hours ago.

The meeting summoned representatives from Red Bull.

If stewards decide that there is new evidence, a second hearing will be held to review it and decide if Verstappen should have been reprimanded.

Potential penalties are available in that case.

Verstappen leads Hamilton by 14 points with three races remaining.

The race director discussed the incident with stewards on Sunday, but they decided it wasn't worth investigating.

Masi was asked why this decision was made, given that it seemed to be inconsistent with other similar situations earlier in the season.

Lando was given a five-second penalty for pushing Red Bull's Sergio Perez wide as they battled at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Masi disagreed that it was inconsistent. You judge each incident on its merits. Let's not forget that we have the overall 'let them race' principles.

The philosophy was adopted. The general view of it was that the cars were close to each other, the corner was nature, and neither car lost position.

Masi said that there was no argument that Hamilton had been forced off the track.

The F1 rules state that "Manoeuvres that are liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are strictly prohibited." Any driver who appears guilty of any of the above will be reported to the stewards.