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Hamilton applauds FIA "transparency" in Abu Dhabi report

Hamilton applauds FIA "transparency" in Abu Dhabi report

Hamilton applauds FIA "transparency" in Abu Dhabi report

Hamilton applauds FIA "transparency" in Abu Dhabi report

Lewis Hamilton has applauded the FIA for its "transparency" after publishing its findings from an investigation into last year's controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton missed out on a record-breaking eighth F1 world drivers' title in the championship-deciding race with the FIA citing "human error" as the reason not all lapped cars were permitted to pass the leaders.

If all lapped drivers had been given the instruction and time to unlap themselves, the safety car would likely have needed to continue on track in a move that would have seen the championship conclude under a caution with Hamilton crowned champion.

Although conceding, "I haven't seen the report," Hamilton explained merely publishing the full report was a "positive step" for the FIA.

"I'll read it after the weekend of maybe something like that but I wasn't expecting an apology and it's not something really that I'm focused on," said Hamilton.

"We know that is the way it is and that probably wasn't going to happen but the fact is that at least there is that transparency.

"[They have said] it's a human error and I think that's a positive step.

"We can't go back unfortunately and change the past so I just look at focusing on what I can do now, trying to shape the future, working with this team and trying to get this car into a window."

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