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Miami stewards issue Hamilton judgement after early sprint chaos

The stewards at the Miami Grand Prix have decided that no further investigation is required for the incident involving Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll and Lando Norris.

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The stewards at the Miami Grand Prix have issued the verdict in the Turn 1 crash during the sprint between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Lance Stroll and Lando Norris.

Heading into the opening corner, Hamilton was seen heading up the inside, meeting Alonso at the apex and sending the Aston Martin driver into his team-mate, Stroll. This resulted in the Canadian hitting Norris, who spun and was immediate out of the race.

As the safety car period ensued, Stroll could be seen slowly returning to the pits to retire his car.

After the race, the stewards investigated Hamilton, to determine if he was at fault for the incident following a race director's report. However, the panel ultimately judged it to be a racing incident, with no further action taken.

In the decision document, the stewards said: "From the video evidence, it appeared that there were at least three collisions that occurred – the first between Cars 14 & 18 and then between Car 44 and Car 14 and finally between Car 18 and Car 4.

"While it appeared to us that the incidents began with Cars 14 & 18, the sudden and fast arrival of Car 44 contributed to the various collisions. However, we were not able to identify one or more drivers wholly or predominantly to blame for the various collisions or any one of them.

"Also keeping in mind that this was in Turn 1 of Lap 1 where greater latitude is given to drivers for incidents, we took no further action."

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