Case closed on Rosberg and Hamilton incident say FIA

Formula One World Championship

The headline grabbing collision between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on lap two of the Belgian Grand Prix will not be further investigated by the FIA and as far as the sport’s governing body is concerned the matter is closed.

FIA spokesman Pierre Regent told media, “The FIA will not intervene in this issue. Only a new element that would have appeared after the results became final could justify us opening an investigation.”

In the aftermath of reports that Rosberg ‘admitted’ clipping the rear tyre of Hamilton’s Mercedes on purpose, the FIA added, “A comment alleged to have been made in an internal briefing and later denied by the team itself does not constitute such a new element.”

One penalty which was dished out during the Belgian Grand Prix was to McLaren‘s Kevin Magnussen for his duel with Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.

The Danish rookie was slapped with a twenty seconds penalty and two penalty points for “defending his position on the straight between turns 4 and 5, a significant portion of  car 14 was alongside car 20. The driver of car 20 did not leave enough space for car 14 and forced the car off the track. ” (GP247)