CRASH THAT CAUSED THE DISCORD: The Mercedes race cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton make contact on Lap 2 of the 2014 Belgian GP. Image: AFP
LONDON, England - Formula 1's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision early in the 2014 Belgian GP.
A spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation said: "The FIA will not intervene in this issue." He added that it would require "a new element" for stewards to open an investigation once the results had been declared official.
He discounted Hamilton's post-race comments.
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"A comment alleged to have been made in an internal briefing and later denied by the team itself does not constitute such a 'new element'," the spokesman added.
Hamilton said in Spa that Rosberg had admitted colliding with his car on Lap 2 during a failed overtaking manoeuvre to "prove a point".
The impact left Hamilton with a puncture that damaged his car and led to his eventual retirement. Rosberg damaged his car's front wing but finished second and extended his overall championship lead to 29 points.
Stewards took no action during the race and Rosberg offered a different version of events to Hamilton, saying it was merely a racing incident.