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No penalty for Hamilton incident with Rosberg during European GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton not made any wrong in driving and not ran in slowly previous to his final qualifying lap for the European GP – despite competitor Nico Rosberg’s claims that he was blocked him in his quickest lap starting.

After the incident both drivers were call for to see the stewards on Saturday evening to give details the situation, it was decided that Hamilton had not driven extremely slowly – so there was no need for any punishment.

Race stewards said that there was no proof that Hamilton had driven ‘unnecessarily slowly’.

In a statement issued on Saturday they said: “The sector time for Car 4 (Hamilton) was actually faster than a time set previously in that same sector by Car 8 Nico Rosberg, which is an indication that Car 4 was not being driven unnecessarily slowly between turns 21 and 25.”

“The smallest gap between Car 4 and Car 8 was 18 metres and 1.1 seconds.”


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