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Lewis Hamilton Demands Explanation From FIA president Jean Todt Over Vettel incident

Lewis Hamilton Demands Explanation From FIA president Jean Todt Over Vettel incident
6/7/2017


The events which unfolded at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, had Vettel summoned on Monday to the FIA's headquarters in Paris to explain his actions to a panel of FIA officials but they decisions of the FIA didn't go well with Lewis Hamilton.

The Ferrari driver accepted responsibility for the collision and extended an apology to the governing body which was accepted and pardoned, will take no further action on the case but When Hamilton was asked if the the whole incident and subsequent investigation, he replied

"I don't think anything changes," he said. "My opinion stays the same. With all due respect, Jean should be sitting here next to us to answer some questions because they didn't change anything on the Monday. So the message that was sent still remains the same."

He added: "We are used as a platform, we are supposed to be role models, we are supposed to give a certain message and we are only human in the end so we don't always get things right. However, collectively as a sport we are supposed to send the right message to young people..

"There's so many young kids that want to be in our position so we are in a position of power and how we utilise that is very important."


Vettel Apologized To Hamilton Via Text On Monday
"The conversation we had [on Monday], there wasn't actually an apology in the conversation we had -- even though that was perhaps the intent," Hamilton explained. "It was the next day when we were texting that I got an apology from Sebastian and I did accept it."

Hamilton - On The Opinion The He Break Tested Vettel

"Honestly I really don't feel there is any tension here. You guys might think there is but we just really extinguished that when we spoke on the phone to remain respectful.

"There's two things that are most important for me. Firstly, is that Sebastian acknowledged that I didn't brake test him, which, while he has apologised a lot of people don't understand that and that's important for me because people were obviously commenting or sending messages to me saying that I was out of order and obviously I didn't do any braking.

"Secondly, road safety is a big issue that the FIA are constantly pushing and the decisions on how they govern the sport is very important and reflects to the rest of the world, so they were the only two points that I was focused on."
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