The Mercedes F1 team released a statement this morning saying that team bosses Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe, and drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton met at the outfit’s headquarters in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix.
As fans might recall, Rosberg clipped Hamilton’s left rear tire in an incident on the second lap, which broke the former’s front wing and gave the letter a flat. Rosberg went on to finish second while Hamilton retired. Rosberg is now 29 points ahead in the points.
The statement said:
“During this meeting, Nico acknowledged his responsibility for the contact that occurred on Lap 2 of the Belgian Grand Prix and apologised for this error of judgement.
Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken for the incident.
Mercedes-Benz remains committed to hard, fair racing because this is the right way to win world championships. It is good for the team, for the fans and for Formula One.
Lewis and Nico understand and accept the team’s number one rule: there must be no contact between the team’s cars on track.
It has been made clear that another such incident will not be tolerated. But Nico and Lewis are our drivers and we believe in them.
They remain free to race for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.”