“Having looked at it post-race, it’s very clear that Max was off the track (and) that he was faster in that mini-sector than anyone and as a result got the fastest lap of the race, which is a world championship point.
“There were a number of lap times that were deleted during the race. Also, there were a few that were deleted during qualifying. And obviously, we had a greater number – where there was less of an impact – during the practice sessions, that were deleted.
“So I think that shows that we were policing the track limits for everyone equally. In addition, it was consistent with the manner in which the event notes were portrayed, particularly the additional version three that went out on Saturday morning, and that was following the discussion at the drivers’ meeting about what would and wouldn’t be tolerated.”