Tuesday, 26 August 2014

FIA rule out investigating Rosberg/Hamilton incident

(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)

Formula One's governing body the FIA have confirmed this morning that they have no plans to investigate the racing incident between Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton which result in Hamilton retiring from the race.

Speaking to the Daily Mail Newspaper FIA Communications Director Pierre Regent confirmed that:

'The FIA will not intervene in this issue. Only a new element that would have appeared after the results became final could justify us opening an investigation. A comment alleged to have been made in an internal briefing and later denied by the team does not constitute 'a new element'.

The FIA would only have intervened has the incident taken place between two drivers from rival teams and it would have been completely unprecedented as this has never come up within a team.

Mercedes have already confirmed that the issue will be dealt with in house and will not be in the public eye. The team have a numbers of options open to them in relation to Rosberg with the most likely being a fine for the German. 

The team have also confirmed that Rosberg DID NOT hit Hamilton deliberately but was making a point.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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