Lewis Hamilton asks FIA to explain themselves over Vettel decision

• Mercedes driver critical as German rival gets let off
• Nigel Mansell says the governing body were right

Lewis Hamilton believes the decision not to penalise Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari driver deliberately drove into him at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has demonstrated a lack of fibre from Formula One’s governing body.

The Mercedes driver said the FIA president, Jean Todt, needed to explain the reasoning behind the conclusion not to punish Vettel and the message it sent out was detrimental to the sport. The former world champion Nigel Mansell, however, believes the FIA handled the incident correctly.

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Source: Formula 1

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