Breaking: Lewis Hamilton handed warning after ignoring FIA order

Sir Lewis Hamilton suffered a DNF at the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix after a dramatic opening lap crash with Fernando Alonso.

Sir Lewis Hamilton has been handed a warning by the FIA after he failed to report to the medical centre following his opening-lap collision with Fernando Alonso.

The former McLaren team-mates crashed on the first lap of the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix, as Hamilton attempted to overtake Alonso.

Immediately after the collision, a furious Alonso got on the radio to his team, hitting out at the Mercedes driver and claiming he only knows how to race when starting from pole position.

Speaking in the media pen, Hamilton took responsibility for crash, stressing that the Spaniard was in his blindspot and he turned into him without knowing he was on his inside.

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“Looking back at the footage, he was in my blind spot and I didn’t leave him enough space,” the seven-time world champion said.

“So it was my fault today. Just so sorry to the team.”

Reacting to the Alpine driver’s comments, which he made over the radio, the Briton said:

“I prefer not to say anything. We’ve had different results in our careers. These are things you say in the heat of the moment.”

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Alonso, meanwhile, went on to finish the race in P5, scoring strong points for Alpine in his first race since announcing his move to Aston Martin next year.

Hamilton’s team-mate, George Russell, ended the grand prix in P4, just two seconds behind third-placed Carlos Sainz.

Both Mercedes drivers struggled in qualifying, but, based on Russell’s race pace, they seem to have a much stronger race car.