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Hamilton-Raikkonen incident under investigation 07 Sep 2008

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2008 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/23 battle for the lead of the race.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Belgian Grand Prix, Race, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, 7 September 2008. © Sutton

Stewards at Spa are looking into an incident in the closing stages of the Belgian Grand Prix involving McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, the eventual race winner, and Ferrari rival Kimi Raikkonen.

Battling for the lead as rain started to fall in the dying laps, Hamilton ran across the Bus Stop chicane as he attempted to pass Raikkonen. He correctly surrendered the position, but then dived past the Ferrari going into the La Source hairpin.

Raikkonen quickly retook the lead as Hamilton ran wide at Pouhon, only to lose it again with a spin at the next corner. The tussle was settled a couple of turns later when the Finn went off track once more, this time into the wall and retirement, handing his British rival his fifth win of the season.