However, he made a remarkable comeback in the race on Sunday and won his first victory since September to regain some points in the fight against Verstappen.
There was a controversial moment between two championship rivals on the track as Hamilton tried to overtake Verstappen.
On lap 48, Verstappen appeared to have opened the steering as Hamilton approached the outside, and both were off course.
The FIA then refused to investigate the case further, leading to frustration from the Mercedes garage.
However, FIA race director Michael Masi hinted that retroactive action could still be taken.
“Basically we can only access the cameras that are on the air. They are not yet available. They are required,” he said.
Max Verstappen asked about Lewis Hamilton’s “meaningless” move when the FIA made a request. F1 | Sports
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