McLaren have been summoned to the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards to resolve the controversy surrounding their antics in qualifying for the eleventh round of the season.

Following on from what appeared to be Fernando Alonso holding team-mate Lewis Hamilton up during their pit stop before their final qualifying runs, Reuters reports that stewards have been forced to ask McLaren to clarify their version of events.

An inter-team issue such as this is rare in Formula 1, but with the incident causing an uproar among fans - particularly the Hamilton faithful -, McLaren will likely use this as an opportunity to get their side of events across and prove whether Alonso was at fault, or whether it was a mistake on the part of the team.

Radio communication is set to be the key factor as Alonso claims he was acting on team orders, but with team boss Ron Dennis and team manager Dave Ryan having been questioned, followed promptly by Alonso and Hamilton a resolution is likely to be revealed soon.

Alonso eventually snatched pole position off Hamilton on his final lap, while the Brit was unable to start his last attempt in time before the chequered flag came down.

 

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