George Russell F1 news: FIA handed Mercedes star LATER verdict on penalty decision

George Russell F1 news: FIA handed Mercedes star LATER verdict on penalty decision

The FIA ​​made a late decision following an incident involving: George Russell AND Oskar Piastri during the Canadian Grand Prix.

Montreal provided F1 fans with an exciting race that resulted in a stunning sixth victory of the season Max Verstappen.

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The spectacle was enhanced by variable conditions, with drivers struggling throughout with a wet track before it finally dried enough to run on slicks.

Carlos Sainz’s race ended his and Alex Albon’s race, with the Williams driver caught up in a Ferrari error and hitting the wall.

Max Verstappen won in Canada
Carlos Sainz managed to overtake Alex Albon during the Canadian GP

In the closing stages of the race, Russell and Piastri were also involved in an incident when the Mercedes driver tried to overtake the McLaren.

Russell aborted his overtaking attempt and left the track, prompting an investigation.

According to the FIA, Russell committed an alleged violation of Annex L, Chapter IV, Article 2 d) of the International Sporting Code.

The stewards decided that no further action would be taken because: “The driver of car 63 attempted to overtake car 81 on the outside into turn 13, ran completely past but, given the nature of the turn and track conditions, failed to complete the turn . maneuver and both cars touched slightly at the apex. He then aborted his overtaking attempt, left the track and returned safely and without gaining a lasting advantage.

“The stewards found that neither driver was wholly or predominantly at fault and are therefore taking no further action.”

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The referees will take no further action in relation to the Russell/Piastri incident

Russell started the Canadian Grand Prix from pole position, but errors in the Grand Prix gave his rivals a chance to overtake.

The Briton beat his teammate Lewis Hamilton to third place, making it the champion’s longest streak without a podium.

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