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Stewards reach verdict on drivers after late yellow flag incidents

The race stewards have opted not to punish a number of drivers who were accused of failing to slow for yellow flags during the final laps in Saudi Arabia.

F1's race stewards have decided that no further action is necessary against any drivers accused of failing to slow for yellow flags waved on Lap 49 and Lap 50 of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Lance Stroll and Alex Albon came together in the final moments of the 50-lap race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, resulting in yellow flags being thrown. A single yellow flag (informing drivers to be aware of an incident) came out on Lap 49 and a double yellow flag (informing drivers to be aware of an incident and to be prepared to stop) on Lap 50.

Several drivers, including Sainz and Perez, called up

As the race concluded, the stewards noted the actions of Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and Sergio Perez (Red Bull), amid accusations that the trio had failed to slow when passing the waved flags. But it has been determined by the panel that no further action will be taken against any drivers or teams.

Sainz keeps hold of his podium place

The stewards have stated that, after reviewing the data on all involved cars, no further investigation or action was required. Their decision has left the race result of the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix unaffected, with Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Sainz having shared the podium. Perez came home in fourth for Red Bull, while Magnussen was able to score two points with a 9th-place finish.

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