Race stewards at the British Grand Prix have given Lewis Hamilton two penalty points on his superlicence after finding the Mercedes driver guilty of taking Max Verstappen out of the race at Silverstone.
Hamilton and Verstappen collided at Copse while battling over the lead. Hamilton survived the impact and was able to replace a damaged wheel rim under the red flag, while Verstappen was brought to hospital for precautionary checks. The stewards awarded Hamilton a ten second time penalty, as well as two penalty points.
"The Stewards reviewed video and telemetry evidence," said the statement from the stewards.
"Cars 33 [Verstappen] and 44 [Hamilton] entered Turn 9 with Car 33 in the lead and Car 44 slightly behind and on the inside.
"Car 44 was on a line that did not reach the apex of the corner, with room available to the inside.
"When Car 33 turned into the corner, Car 44 did not avoid contact and the left front of Car 44 contacted the right rear of Car 33. Car 44 is judged predominantly at fault."
Hamilton's points take him to four penalty points in total, scant consolation for Red Bull as the Mercedes driver recovered from the time penalty to take the lead with three laps to go and win the race.
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