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Nico Hulkenberg

Stewards issue decision after strange Hulkenberg-Norris contact

A strange incident occurred during free practice in Sao Paulo when Nico Hulkenberg and Lando Norris made brief contact - now the Stewards have reached their decision after hearing from both drivers.

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The Stewards have opted to take no further action after Nico Hulkenberg and Lando Norris made contact during free practice in Brazil.

During the session, Norris was forced off the racing line into Turn 12 with Hulkenberg travelling slowly on the racing line.

As Norris moved ahead of the Haas driver, wheel-to-wheel contact was made between the pair with both avoiding damage.

However, the Stewards opted to hear from both drivers after the session but determined that neither was predominantly to blame for the collision.

“Norris was on a consistent flying lap when he caught up with Hulkenberg, who was on an out lap, before T12,” read a statement from the Stewards.

“Hulkenberg stayed on the racing line when Norris overtook him on the left. Just before turning into the corner, Norris kept a straight line while Hulkenberg was just about to turn into the left-hand corner.

“This caused light contact between Hulkenberg's front wheel and Norris' right rear wheel.

“Both drivers contributed to the contact and none of them is predominantly to blame for the incident.”

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