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Formula One: Mercedes punish Rosberg for Hamilton crash

Published on Aug 29, 2014 11:53 PM
 
This file picture dated August 21, 2014 shows Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg holding a press conference at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa ahead of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One team said on August 29, 2014 it has disciplined Nico Rosberg after he accepted "responsibility" for a crash with teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - The Mercedes Formula One team disciplined Nico Rosberg on Friday after he accepted responsibility and apologised for a crash with teammate Lewis Hamilton.

The action was announced in a statement after a clear-the-air encounter between the rival teammates at the boardroom of the Mercedes racing headquarters in Brackley, near London.

"During this meeting, Nico acknowledged his responsibility for the contact that occurred on lap two of the Belgian Grand Prix and apologised for this error of judgement," said a statement.

"Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken for the incident."

 
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