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Rosberg's victory stands after reprimand

ESPN Staff
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Nico Rosberg's victory still stands after he was reprimand © Getty Images
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British Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg has held on to his victory and escaped with a reprimand after being found guilty of speeding under yellow flags midway through the race.

Rosberg was called in front of the stewards two hours after the race but emerged smiling after receiving nothing more than a reprimand for his offence. The Mercedes driver had been clocked speeding under yellows between turns three to five at 14:06 during the race and the stewards said there was "no evidence of a significant reduction in speed that is required under Article (b) of Appendix H of the International Sporting Code".

The stewards have various penalties available to them but decided to issue a reprimand, which is consistent with the penalty Mark Webber received during first practice in Canada this year for a similar offence. The decision was made after the stewards reviewed video evidence and telemetry.