FIA explains why there was no penalty in Hamilton / Alonso incident

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso seemingly almost collided in the pitlane at the Canadian Grand Prix. After an investigation, the Stewards explained why there was no penalty.

After a Safety Car came out, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso both pitted at the same time and they seemingly almost collided after Lewis came out of his pit box ahead of the Spaniard.

The team radio revealed that Mercedes informed Lewis, as he was coming out, that he was ahead.

“Caution caution, you’re just ahead,” his race engineer said.

Alonso, however, immediately informed his race engineer that he thought Lewis was at fault.

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“I had to brake in the pits,” he said.

The Stewards, however, did not penalise anybody, and later explained why they thought nobody was at fault.

“The Stewards reviewed external video and in-car video and audio evidence,” the FIA’s report read.

“We note that while Car 14 had to perform minor braking, in our view there was no risk of collision or the need for significant evasive action,” the report concluded.

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