Next 3 GP's could be fire.
RedBull is protesting the Silverstone penalty for Hamilton,
but i'm pretty sure that nothing will come from it. To be very honest, i think it's distasteful from RBR, no matter what anybody's opinion on the matter is.
However, the truth is that it seems that Verstappen will not 'learn' from this and be more cautious - for example, Hamilton in the end was forced to learn to be more cautious after losing out to Rosberg, and being more 'calculated' (cautious) is something that personally I believe already was something Hamilton should have learned back in his Mclaren days when repetitively bumping into Massa - no matter who's to blame. Hamilton surely knows that luck is part of the game, and being where you need to be in case things come your way. Hell, his 2008 title is down to being able to get Trulli in the final corners. In that sense, Massa was the one who was unlucky. Luck is something you generally can't control - but it is up to you to throw away things.
And Hamilton had lost significant points and possibilities from how he handled both Massa and Rosberg later on.
Why i'm mentioning this is because Max could - should - take lessons from that, if he is wise. The truth of the matter is, regardless of who's to blame - contact was made between Massa and Hamilton. Contact was made between Hamilton and Rosberg. And it BOTH cost them points. No matter who is to blame.
So if Max is smart, he needs to realise that contact can always be made if you go for the knife's edge, regardless of who is to blame. Max already got unlucky in Baku. He however got lucky also that Hamilton went straight on. Had that not happened, then Hamilton would have been in the lead right now. So the 'luck' element has already been played.
Now it's down to yourself. I don't care if Hamilton's to blame in this instance, lets' say he 100% is. there was contact, and it ALWAYS takes two to tango.
Yes, even if Verstappen had the right to that corner, the undeniable truth is there was contact. And the truth is too, that Verstappen did NOT make - sufficient - effort to avoid contact.
Again, even if there is zero blame for verstappen - the truth is, IF verstappen - despite split second moments - decided to play it safe, knowing he is in the lead no matter what happens, then verstappen would simply have lifted trottle, went a bit wider, and it's likely Hamilton would have passed and got P1.
'Worst case' scenario would be Hamilton P1, Verstappen P2. Even though it's extremely likely that Verstappen would have simply followed Hamilton's slipstream, kept within 1 second to get DRS in lap 2, and then just breeze past and win.
Perhaps Max could even have benefitted from a penalty to Hamilton for - theoretically - not leaving enough space. Who knows. Now, the net result was 0 points.
It's this kind of 'insight' and 'wisdom' that could win you the WDC, or lose it.
Now from what i'm reading - thats all we got untill friday and the press conferences - Max is in a 'fighter mode', and RBR worse. They're feeding fuel to the flame.
What should be done is to calm him down, be honourable and fight it out on the track, and be wise.
Hungary will be close between them i'm sure, and if Hamilton wins, they'll be on par on points (depending on who gets a fastest lap during the race) for the WDC.
If they tangle again, things can become real ugly, and with Spa and Zandvoort ahead, two tracks where Max will want to be beast, things can get much uglier.
I am absolutely sure, 100% positive, that just like it's 'in benefit' for Hamilton - being a british driver - to win @ Silverstone, and as such it's not unlikely that decisions
were weighed out to give Lewis a chance to win big with big crowd there,
i'm 100% sure that FIA will very much recognise the profits and benefits from Max winning @ Zandvoort and probably Spa too.
In other words, IF an incident occurs, Max will be 'penalized less'.
This could be thrown completely out of the window by pissing off FIA by b/tching about the penalty @ silverstone, and perhaps even going for some wild acts in hungary.
And yes, all that would definately benefit Norris. Becoming WDC is out of the question unless both Max and Lewis will get punishments, perhaps DSQ.
But i don't think that will happen.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.