Hamilton avoids punishment over alleged Grosjean block in Silverstone qualifying

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Lewis Hamilton has avoided punishment for an alleged block on Romain Grosjean during Formula 1 qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday at Silverstone.

Grosjean complained that Hamilton had blocked him through the final sector of the lap at Silverstone in Q3, with the Haas pit wall telling its driver they estimated him to have lost three-tenths of a second.

Race control confirmed during the session that the stewards would be investigating the possible block, putting Hamilton’s pole position at risk.

However, the stewards confirmed less than an hour after qualifying finished that no further action would be taken against Hamilton, ensuring he keeps pole at Silverstone.

“The stewards examined video and telemetry evidence and concluded that while Grosjean may potentially have been affected by the presence of Hamilton at Turn 16, he was not impeded,” a statement from the stewards at Silverstone reads.