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Lewis Hamilton has averted punishment for a doable block on Romain Grosjean throughout British Grand Prix qualifying at Silverstone on Saturday, with the FIA stewards taking no motion.
Hamilton charged to his fifth British Grand Prix pole and the 67th of his F1 profession in gorgeous style, producing a late lap that was over half a second sooner than another driver.
The outcome was put in jeopardy when race management confirmed that the FIA stewards could be investigating a doable block by Hamilton on Grosjean, the latter venting his frustration over workforce radio.
“I used to be coming round to start out my lap, Valtteri was up forward and behind me there was a Drive India then he got here into the pits so no-one was behind me,” Hamilton defined.
“Actually as I used to be about to get on the fuel I regarded within the mirror and there was a automotive coming. If I acquired in the best way I apologise and I had no indication from the workforce that there was anybody coming.
“I feel I simply acquired away with out blocking however I would like to have a look at the replay. I did not suppose he was that shut once I pulled away. I’ll take a look.”
The stewards confirmed inside an hour of the session ending that Hamilton wouldn’t face any motion, guaranteeing he retains pole for Sunday’s race.