FIA to examine Vettel collision with Hamilton

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 29, 2017 09:33 AM
FIA to examine Vettel collision with Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, front, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, second, and Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil of Germany steer their cars during the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe at the Baku circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

PARIS (AP) — 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.

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 July 9.

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