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Ferrari, Red Bull considered Mercedes protest

Both Ferrari and Red Bull considered launching a protest against the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton at the German Grand Prix. The two teams believe that Hamilton's change of brake discs should have warranted a pitlane start, but the FIA deemed the change necessary on safety grounds and therefore allowed the Briton to start from the 20th position on the grid. Christian Horner of Red Bull admitted his team considered a protest and believes it has set "an interesting precedent" for the future. "It is a change of car specification," he said. "If you change it like for like that is one thing, but if you change it for something that is made by a different manufacturer [Brembo...
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