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Max Verstappen

Verstappen summoned to stewards over incident with Hamilton

Max Verstappen has been summoned to the stewards after an incident with Lewis Hamilton in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen has been summoned to the stewards after a bizarre clash with Lewis Hamilton in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The incident came in the closing stages of the race after Hamilton managed to get within DRS range of Verstappen to make a move down the pit straight.

Verstappen managed to keep his nose in alongside Hamilton into Turn 1 and retain the lead, but was told to cede position to Hamilton and, while appearing to do so down the back straight, seemed to confuse Hamilton. The Mercedes driver slowed behind the Red Bull but the pair collided, resulting in some front wing damage to Hamilton's car.

Verstappen then ceded position to Hamilton once again down the back straight, before immediately taking the position back at the last corner. However, with his ageing Medium tyres giving up, Verstappen was unable to hold off Hamilton and the seven-time World Champion cantered home, setting the fastest lap along the way.

Verstappen has been summoned for an "alleged breach of Article 2 (d) Chapter IV Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code" in relation to his driving when Hamilton ran into the back of him.

The article reads: "Causing a collision, repetition of serious mistakes or the appearance of a lack of control over the car (such as leaving the track) will be reported to the stewards and may entail the imposition of penalties up to and including the disqualification of any driver."

Verstappen will face the stewards at 23:40 local time

Hamilton won the race, ahead of Verstappen, meaning the pair are level on points heading to the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

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