Belgian Grand Prix stewards have announced that they are investigating the incident between Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen at the end of lap 42, when the Briton cut the final corner while battling for the lead. Although Hamilton momentarily dropped behind Räikkönen, he subsequently overtook the Finn at the first corner.
Hamilton was closing in on Räikkönen at the time, when the rain began falling, and his attempted overtaking manoeuvre at turn 18 saw him run side-by-side with Kimi at the apex of the turn. But with Räikkönen legitimately running the Briton off the road, Hamilton cut the chicane, rather than braking an falling in behind the Ferrari.
Video footage showed Hamilton fall just a short distance behind Räikkönen on the main straight, and if he is deemed to have gained an advantage will likely face a penalty of 25 seconds, which will drop him to third place. A grid penalty for next week's Italian Grand Prix is another possibility if the stewards find against him.
Stewards are also investigating Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Fernando Alonso and Timo Glock for possible overtaking under yellow flags, presumably when stewards were recovering Raikkonen from his stricken Ferrari.