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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton also summoned to stewards after Verstappen clash

Lewis Hamilton has also been summoned before the race stewards in Saudi Arabia, following the contentious collision between himself and Max Verstappen.

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Lewis Hamilton has also been called before the stewards in Saudi Arabia, following the dramatic clash between himself and Max Verstappen.

Hamilton, like Verstappen, has been summoned over the incident, which saw the pair collide heading down the back straight into the final corner.

The incident came in the closing stages of the race after Hamilton managed to get within DRS range of Verstappen to make a move down the pit straight.

Verstappen managed to keep his nose in alongside Hamilton into Turn 1 and retain the lead, but was told to cede position and, while appearing to do so down the back straight, seemed to confuse his rival. The Mercedes driver slowed behind the Red Bull but the pair collided, resulting in some front wing damage to Hamilton's car.

Verstappen then ceded position to Hamilton once again down the back straight, before immediately taking the position back at the last corner. However, with his ageing Medium tyres giving up, Verstappen was unable to hold off Hamilton and the seven-time World Champion cantered home, setting the fastest lap along the way.

Hamilton has been summoned for an "alleged breach of Article 2 (d) Chapter IV Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code".

The article reads: "Causing a collision, repetition of serious mistakes or the appearance of a lack of control over the car (such as leaving the track) will be reported to the stewards and may entail the imposition of penalties up to and including the disqualification of any driver."

Hamilton will face the stewards at 23:40 local time.

Hamilton's victory over Verstappen means the pair are level on points heading to the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

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