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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Rosberg escapes penalty, keeps pole

Nico Rosberg has avoided punishment for his error in qualifying which led to him getting pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg has avoided punishment for his error in qualifying which led to him getting pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The stewards opted to investigate Rosberg after he ran wide at Mirabeau on his final flying lap and then reversed back on to the track. Rosberg was already on provisional pole position and the incident meant none of the following drivers - including team-mate Lewis Hamilton - could improve their times.

Hamilton cut an angry figure after the end of the session and the stewards decided that an investigation was required to work out if Rosberg had deliberately caused the incident in order to protect his qualifying position.

However, having heard from Rosberg as well as Mercedes team members, the stewards announced that no further action will be taken.

"The Stewards examined video and telemetry data from the team and FIA and could find no evidence of any offence related to the turn 5 incident," the decision read.

As a result, Rosberg retains his pole position and will start the race with Hamilton alongside him on the front row. The two Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel start from third and fourth respectively.



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sprulz

May 24, 2014 7:17 PM

Slickmagic: Anyone who expected the FIA to penalise Nico is naive. They pick and choose the type of judgement to mete depending on how they feel. True f1 fans know Nico cheated. Only the Lewis haters thinks Nico's parking wasn't intentional. And CRASH.net are u going to delete this post also? Perhaps because it insinuates Taipan as a hater? Please feel free...
"True f1 fans know Nico cheated". Err. More like true Hamilton fanboys.



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