Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel may be further punished for Lewis Hamilton collision, says FIA

Paris: Formula One's governing body says it will take another look at Sebastian Vettel's deliberate collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after the German driver escaped with only a time penalty.

File image of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Reuters

File image of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Reuters

Vettel swerved his Ferrari into the side of Hamilton's Mercedes when they were behind the safety car approaching the midway point of Sunday's stop-start race. Vettel, who said he did it in response to a dangerous braking move by Hamilton right in front of him, was given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty.

The FIA says it "will further examine the causes of the incident in order to evaluate whether further action is necessary," at a meeting on Monday.

Any decision will be taken swiftly as the FIA added it would issue "a statement regarding the outcome of this process" before the Austrian Grand Prix on 9 July.


Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 15:55 PM

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