Sebastian Vettel escapes further sanction over Lewis Hamilton incident

• Vettel could have been banned or fined but will not be punished
• Driver apologised to FIA at meeting

The FIA will take no further action against Sebastian Vettel after investigating the incident in which he drove into Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver appeared at a meeting on Monday and offered a full apology for the his actions, which was accepted by the FIA, alongside a commitment from the Ferrari driver to undertake educational activities across a variety of racing championships over the next 12 months.

Vettel had been sanctioned by the stewards with a 10-second stop-go penalty during the race but the FIA chose to investigate the incident further, concerned by the implications of the incident, particularly in the impression it gave to young fans and drivers.

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Source: Formula 1

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