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Verdicts issued over seven drivers called to the stewards

Several drivers have escaped penalties after being summoned to the stewards after the F1 Sprint race at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Stewards at the Austrian Grand Prix have opted against handing out any penalties after investigating several drivers following the F1 Sprint race. Sergio Perez, Mick Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, George Russell, Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Ocon were all called up regarding radio messages during the second formation lap. This was an alleged violaton of Article 33.1 of the Sporting Regulations, which states that "a driver must be able to drive the car alone and without assistance".

All messages sent to drivers "were permitted"

However, after looking into each case and speaking with team representatives, none of the drivers were punished. "The stewards received a report from the Race Director and used audio evidence," read a short explanation from the panel. "The stewards met with the team managers concerned and determined that the messages that were under investigation were permitted."

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