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Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix: Romain Grosjean’s Ban Is Both Right and Wrong

Romain Grosjean has received a one-race ban for causing the first-corner crash at the Belgian Grand Prix. The incident occurred when Grosjean moved across the track into Lewis Hamilton, sending both cars spinning out of control into the pack. Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez were hit and eliminated immediately, while the cars of Kamui Kobayashi and Pastor Maldonado suffered damage. Examining the incident after the race, the stewards decided the Lotus driver had breached Article 16.1(d) and Article 18.1 of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations. The articles cover the causing of collisions and subsequent punishments. Furthermore, Grosjean was found to have breached Article 2(e) of Chapter IV Appendix L of the FIA International Sporting Code, whi...

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