Red Bull insist that the boycott was a reaction to a build-up of what they perceived to be negative coverage. But it seems that Kravitz’s comments in the US were the final straw.
The broadcaster had said: “[Hamilton] doesn’t win a race all year, and then finally comes back at a track where he could win the first race all year, battling the same guy who won the race he was robbed in the previous year, and manages to finish ahead of him.
“What a script and a story that would have been. But that’s not the way the script turned out today, was it? Because the guy that beat him after being robbed actually overtook him, because he’s got a quicker car, because of engineering and Formula One and design, and pretty much because of [Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s chief technical officer] over there.”
Red Bull chief Horner has confirmed that the boycott will be lifted in Brazil next week.