Il Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team ha deciso di rinunciare a presentare appello contro la decisione dei commissari del GP di Gran Bretagna sulla penalità inflitta a fine gara a Nico Rosberg per le comunicazioni via radio. Nel comunicato si legge tesualmente:
“We were able to prove to the Stewards that a car-stopping gearbox failure was imminent and, as such, were permitted within the rules to advise Nico of the required mode change. However, the advice to avoid seventh gear was considered to breach TD/016-16, and therefore Article 27.1 of the Sporting Regulations. The Team accepts the Stewards’ interpretation of the regulation, their decision and the associated penalty. During the coming weeks, we will continue discussions with the relevant F1 stakeholders on the subject of the perceived over-regulation of the sport“.