Rosberg escapes with reprimand after ignoring yellows

Nico Rosberg on the podium at Silverstone

Nico Rosberg on the podium at Silverstone

British Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after Formula 1 stewards decided not to punish him for an alleged flag infringement that might have cost him the victory.

The German reported to them after the race with a team representative but was seen sprinting down the paddock afterwards, television crews in close pursuit, with a smile on his face.

A spokesman for the governing FIA said later that Rosberg had been reprimanded for failing to slow for yellow flags through turns three to five.

Rosberg, who celebrated his second win of the season, finished the chaotic race 0.7 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Australian Mark Webber. (Reuters)

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