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Hamilton: I knew Verstappen wouldn't get a penalty

Lewis Hamilton didn't let the stewards' decision not to investigate Max Verstappen's defensive driving faze him en route to victory in Brazil.

Lewis Hamilton says he knew the stewards weren't going to penalise Max Verstappen over their Turn 4 incident in the closing stages of the Brazilian Grand Prix. With Mercedes driver Hamilton closing in on his Red Bull rival, he finally made a lunge around the outside of Turn 4 for the lead of the race on Lap 48 of 71. However, Verstappen's strong defence forced Hamilton wide, with both cars taking to the run-off. Although the stewards noted the incident, they later deemed it wasn't worthy of an investigation, which didn't come as a surprise to Hamilton. "When they said they were going to investigate, I just knew the decision they were going to come to, whether it was right or wrong," said Hamilton to Sky Sports . "I didn't let it faze me, I just kept racing."

"I got the result I needed"

When asked if he thought the decision taken by the stewards was the wrong one, Hamilton said he needed to go back and look at the incident again. Hamilton added: "I'm not gonna go into that. I need to look back at it, but I mean, it's a racing incident at the end of the day, probably. "It doesn't really matter, as I got the result I needed."

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