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Italian Grand Prix result stands

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06/09/2015

Lewis Hamilton's win in today's Italian Grand Prix will stand, following a tense couple of hours of post-race investigation by the race stewards.

As the paddock held its breath, wondering if and how Mercedes and Hamilton might be punished after pre-race tyre pressures were deemed to be below the recommended levels, the stewards finally released the following statement:

"Having heard from the Technical Delegate, the Team Representatives and the Pirelli Team Tyre engineer, the Stewards have determined that the pressure in the tyres concerned were at the minimum start pressure recommended by Pirelli when they were fitted to the car.

"In making this determination regarding the pressures, the Stewards noted that the tyre warming blankets had been disconnected from their power source, as is normal procedure, and the tyres were significantly below the maximum permitted tyre blanket temperature at the time of the FIA’s measurement on the grid, and at significantly different temperatures from other cars measured on the grid.

"Further, the Stewards are satisfied that the team followed the currently specified procedure, supervised by the Tyre Manufacturer, for the safe operation of the tyres.

"Therefore the Stewards decide to take no further action. Nevertheless, the Stewards recommend that the Tyre Manufacturer and the FIA hold further meetings to provide clear guidance to the teams on measurement protocols."

The ruling means that Hamilton heads to Singapore, round thirteen of the 2015 championship, with a 53 point lead over his closest rival, teammate Nico Rosberg.

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1. Posted by Jigsaw, 06/09/2015 20:56

"Both Ferrari and Merc where tested. Until season car and wind tunnel testing is allowed again there will be no more parity in F1."

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2. Posted by Willie, 06/09/2015 17:03

"Gosh, have times changed. It's only been a few years since any/all questions presented to the FIA would have been settled in Ferrari's favor, no matter how far they had to stretch it."

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3. Posted by Jet Jockey, 06/09/2015 16:23

"Well I see there is some common sense after all in F1."

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