The Formula One fan behind the petition demanding Max Verstappen loses his maiden F1 crown has claimed the FIA’s decision was a “disgrace”.
Patel Gordon-Bennett is behind a poll demanding the result of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is “overturned”.
However, speaking out on her appeal, Gordon-Bennett stressed it was time fans spoke up to support Hamilton after the “injustice”.
She told RaceFans: “As soon as we saw the injustice, we were in shock and disbelief. I felt that this was a scheme to rob Mercedes and Lewis just as it was when they changed the rules to suit Red Bull’s car.
“Lewis had always been speaking out on others’ behalf – the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised and those without a voice. I felt it was time we spoke up to help Lewis when he was being faced with injustice.
“In addition, it was disgraceful to the sport to see how one person can change the rules in the spur of the moment to get the result they want.”