Lewis Hamilton not investigated after Interlagos Qualifying 

Written by David on October 20th, 2007 at 10:08 pmLast Update: October 20th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

Lewis Hamilton afraid of Stewards’ decisionLewis Hamilton won’t face another investigation by the FIA race stewards at Brazil today, after Ferrari made it clear they have not protested his driving in qualifying today. Hamilton’s McLaren came out of the pits just as Kimi Raikkonen was on his final flying lap, and while the Briton stayed off the racing line and did not get in the Finn’s way, his presence at that point of the circuit cost Raikkonen some time, as he went wide while overtaking the McLaren car.Hamilton, who qualified second, apologized to 3rd placed Raikkonen after the session.

Even if Ferrari said that incident cost their driver crucial time, the Italians did not protest Hamilton’s driving to the race stewards, who in turn said they would not be investigating the issue. Championship leader Hamilton is ahead of Raikkonen by seven points going into tomorrow’s season finale. And the rookie driver faced some hostile quotes in the post-qualifying press conference.

“I am sure I am accused of something,” Hamilton quipped. “I am here this weekend, I need to do a completely clean job and do enough to do a good job, not make mistakes, not get investigation for some things.” And he emphasized there was no intention to hinder Raikkonen’s progress. “If anything, Kimi can win tomorrow’s race and that will still be good for us,” Hamilton stated. “Although obviously it would be nice to beat him,” he added.

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