No further action over first lap incident at the British GP

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it was announced after the British GP today that the stewards have opted not to take further action regarding the multi-car incident at the start of the British Grand Prix described by Fernando Alonso as “a big mess”.

Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull made contact with Romain Grosjean’s Lotus when the Australian dived down the inside of the Frenchman at Village on the opening lap. That pushed Grosjean into team-mate Pastor Maldonado, sending the Venezuelan briefly airborne and forcing both drivers into retirement.

Alonso then spun his McLaren-Honda on the exit of the corner in avoidance of the two Lotus drivers, and collected the left-rear of team-mate Jenson Button, ending the Briton’s race immediately.

A statement from the stewards read as follows:-

‘After hearing from all the drivers involved in the Turn 3 incident at the start of the race, it was decided that no driver was wholly or predominately to blame.’

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