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Race result stands following investigations

The Canadian Grand Prix race result will stand after the race stewards decided that the 'racing incidents' involving Jenson Button were not worth post-race penalties.

Button was involved in three incidents that were under investigation during Sunday's race.

The first was for speeding during the first safety car period and the former World champion was given a drive through penalty during the race after being found guilty of the offence.

The second was for the collision with McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

The McLaren's came together on the pit straight on lap 7 after Button made a mistake on the exit of the last corner on the previous lap. Hamilton had the better traction coming out of the corner was clearly faster down the straight and Hamilton made a move down the inside of Button, however Button didn't see his team-mate and the collision which forced Hamilton into the pit wall resulted in Hamilton having to retire.

'There was nothing I could do. It was too late for me to bale out. I thought I'd be going past but he didn't leave me any room.

'I don't think it was intentional. I know Jenson quite well and he wouldn't do that. I thought I was alongside him, but it doesn't matter now.'
Hamilton told the press after the incident.

Button appeared to admit fault in the post-race press conference simply explaining: 'The incident with Lewis - I couldn't see anything and I've apologised to him.'

The race stewards agreed with the drivers that it was nothing more than a racing incident in difficult conditions.

In a statement they said: 'The Stewards have concluded that it was reasonable for Hamilton to believe that Button would have seen him and that he could have made the passing manoeuvre. Further, the Stewards have concluded that it is reasonable to believe that Button was not aware of Hamilton's position to his left.

'Therefore, the Stewards decide that this was a 'racing incident' and have taken no further action.'


The stewards were also in a forgiving mood in regards to Button's collision with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, which left the former two-time champion out of the race on lap 44.

Button attempted to make a pass on the inside of Alonso, but collided with the Ferrari resulting in Button picking up a puncture to his front left, while the contact with Alonso's right rear tyre was enough to spin the Ferrari out and get beached on the curbs.

'As a general principle, if you receive a touch on the rear right, and you have contact, and one car has contact on the front left, then normally the one that is in front, the car that received the touch on the rear right, is in front,

'But then, of course, the conditions were tricky because on the inside the line was slippery, because Jenson had a little bit of understeer in that moment.
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said after the race, however the stewards again came to the conclusion that Button would not be penalised: 'In view of the conditions and the statements by both drivers and their team representatives, the Stewards decide that this was a 'racing incident' and have taken no further action.' the stewards concluded.








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