Stroll and Verstappen exonerated by stewards for "misunderstanding" over practice crash
Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen have been exonerated by the Portuguese Grand Prix stewards following their second practice collision in Portimão.
The Racing Point and Red Bull drivers were summoned to see the panel, which this weekend includes former Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov, after their incident with just under 25 minutes remaining of the session at the Algarve International Circuit.
Despite Verstappen accusing Stroll of being "f***ing blind" and Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer criticising the Dutchman for being "ridiculous", the matter has now been brushed under the carpet.
A statement read: "The stewards heard from the driver of car 18 (Lance Stroll), the driver of car 33 (Max Verstappen), team representatives and have reviewed video and audio evidence.
"Stroll was on a fast lap and was allowed to pass by Verstappen on the lap preceding
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