Hamilton to be investigated for infringement after his crash with Russell

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Lewis Hamilton will be investigated by the stewards for an infringement that happened after his collision with George Russell on Lap 1 of the Qatar Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell collided at Turn 1, on Lap 1 of the Qatar Grand Prix.

Lewis started the race from P3, with George right in front of him in P2, and Max Verstappen in P1. He tried to go round the outside of George and Max at Turn 1, but the left-front of George’s car collided with Lewis’ right-rear.

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The incident caused Lewis to retire from the race. Immediately after their collision, Lewis said he got ‘taken out by his own team-mate’, while George said his team-mate “wasn’t even looking behind”. Afterwards, Lewis said the incident was not George’s fault.

While the incident will not be investigated by the stewards, Lewis will face an investigation after the race, for crossing the track on foot after his retirement.

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