Hamilton pitted shortly after the incident but didn’t change his front wing.
Having reviewed the positioning, data, team radios and in-car evidence, the FIA agreed that no driver was wholly or predominantly to blame.
Stewards said: "Car 10 (Gasly) locked its front right tyre into Turn 6 resulting in that car approaching the turn on a slightly different line at a slightly lower speed which was obviously unexpected by the driver of Car 44 (Hamilton). Car 44 made light contact with the rear of Car 10 in the Turn. The Stewards determine that no driver was wholly or predominantly to blame."
Fight to the finish
A disappointing qualifying session had put Hamilton in the middle of the pack, forcing him to battle through the grid to secure crucial points with Mercedes fighting for P2 in the constructors’ standings.
Hamilton managed to race his way up to P9 by the chequered flag, even with the damage to his front wing, securing two points.
That result would be crucial for Mercedes given they only bested Ferrari in the constructors’ by just three points, 409 to 406.
Gasly would suffer a more frustrating end to the race. Having qualified in P10, he ended the final Grand Prix of the season in in P13, behind his teammate Esteban Ocon.
Despite being bested in the season finale, Gasly managed to come out on top in his first season alongside Ocon, with the pair getting P11 and P12 in the drivers’ standings respectively.
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