Lewis Hamilton will retain his Italian Grand Prix victory after the FIA cleared his Mercedes team of any wrongdoing after claims he and team-mate Nico Rosberg ran with under pressure tyres.
The Briton dominated the race to win by more than 25 seconds to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, however upon the conclusion of the race, Hamilton’s team were called before the stewards to answer to claims they were running illegal tyre pressures.
After two hours of discussions, a statement from the race stewards confirmed no action would be taken against Hamilton, Rosberg or the team.
“Stewards determine that the pressures were at the minimum start pressure recommended by Pirelli when they were fitted to the car,” it read.
“Tyre warming blankets had been disconnected from their power source as is normal procedures and the tyres were significantly below the maximum permitted tyre blanket temperature at the time of the FIA measurement on the grid and significantly different temperatures from other cars measured on the grid.
“The stewards decide to take no further action.
“Neverthess the stewards recommend the tyre manufacturer and the FIA hold further meetings to provide clear guidance to the teams on measurements.”
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