The incident that almost cost Lewis Hamilton his German Grand Prix win was the drivers' decision it seems. A full replay of the incident with Hamilton's team radio played over the top shows the driver saying "Kimi's staying out!" before darting across the grass to avoid pitting. Hamilton was reprimanded over the incident but was not given a time penalty, meaning he keeps his win and the lead of the drivers' championship over Sebastian Vettel, who crashed out at his home race.
Giusto così… Tanto per… La FOM non ha mandato in onda l’intero team radio #SkyMotori #GermanGP pic.twitter.com/B6JmoYQaxW
— Alex Brunetti (@deadlinex) July 22, 2018