8 Sep 2008

Hamilton says he did nothing wrong

6:45 am on 8 September 2008

The McLaren Formula One team intended to appeal against a stewards' decision that stripped their championship leader Lewis Hamilton of victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.

However it is not clear whether any appeal will be allowed under the sport's rules.

Stewards decided Hamilton had cut the chicane and gained an advantage while battling Ferrari's world champion Kimi Raikkonen for the lead.

They imposed a retrospective drive-through penalty, applied at the end of the race in the form of 25 seconds added to his race time.... that demoted Hamilton to third place and cut his championship lead over Ferrari's Brazilian Felipe Massa, the race winner, to two points.

Hamilton says he doesn't think he gained any advantage.....