FIA take no further action against Sebastian Vettel for Baku crash

Sebastian Vettel will face no further action from the FIA for his collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix two weeks ago after the four time champion apologised for his actions.

FIA take no further action against Sebastian Vettel for Baku crash

Vettel and Ferrari team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, met Jean Todt and other senior figures of Formula 1’s governing body in Paris to discuss the incident which saw Vettel side-swipe Lewis Hamilton after running into the back of his championship rival during a safety car period.

For this incident, Vettel accepted full responsibility and a statement from FIA read:

“In light of these developments, FIA president Jean Todt decided that on this occasion the matter should be closed.

“Nevertheless, in noting the severity of the offence and its potential negative consequences, FIA president Jean Todt made it clear that should there be any repetition of such behaviour, the matter would immediately be referred to the FIA International Tribunal for further investigation.”

To apologise for his driving in Baku, Vettel offered to help educate young racing drivers in the motorsport world, however, was declined by Todt and has since been removed from endorsing any road safety campaigns for the reminder of the year.
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