After examining video of the collision and speaking to both drivers, the stewards decided to take no action.
“Car four [Norris] attempted to pass car 18 [Stroll], on the outside, in turn one but did not in the view of the stewards, complete the overtake because the car four was not completely alongside car 18,” the stewards noted.
“The driver of car four believed that he had the right to be allowed “racing room” into turn two whereas the driver of car 18 stated that he was on the racing line in turn one and had to take turn two by remaining on the racing line. He stated he was not aware at that point, of the location of car four.
“The stewards believe that the driver of car four could have backed out of the attempted overtake into turn two and also that the driver of car 18 might have been more aware of the possibility that car four could be on his inside.
“Accordingly, we believe that neither driver was ‘wholly or predominantly to blame’ and therefore in accordance with Article 38.2 a) of the Formula One Sporting Regulations, ‘no penalty will be imposed’.”
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