That was more symbolic than anything, as his shithousery hadn't worked and nobody really gave a shit about 2nd place. If he'd managed to put JV out and actually won it, that would have been a much braver decision to make, a Senna Prost Ballestre 1989 kind of decision and all the ramifications of that.They did with Schumacher in 1997
That said, Senna Prost 1990 will never be allowed to happen again. I still can't believe Senna got away with it.
Much as I dislike them, I don't even think Horner and Verstappen would stoop to deliberate acts like that. Verstappen drives people off the road routinely but at least believes in his world that "it's racing".