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Stewards to re-investigate Hamilton-Trulli incident 02 Apr 2009

Third placed Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF109 enters parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 29 March 2009 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/24.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, 29 March 2009

Stewards in Malaysia are set to consider fresh evidence on Thursday relating to Jarno Trulli’s 25s time penalty in last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

The Toyota driver was penalised for passing McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton under the safety car in the closing laps of the Melbourne race, dropping him from third to 12th in the results, and handing the final podium place to Hamilton.

However, the FIA have decided to look at the incident again, a right they have under Article 179b of the International Sporting Code, should any new elements come to light in a case.

Trulli maintained that Hamilton had slowed to the point that he had no choice but to pass and Toyota had originally planned to appeal the decision. They subsequently decided to abandon that appeal after concluding it would likely be ruled inadmissible.