British GP: Rosberg reprimanded, keeps victory
|By Matt Beer||Sunday, June 30th 2013, 16:26 GMT|
Nico Rosberg has been given a reprimand for failing to slowing sufficiently for yellow flags during the British Grand Prix, but his win is unaffected.
The Mercedes driver had been called up by the officials when he was reported for not taking proper heed of yellows in the Loop section mid-race.
As Rosberg's margin of victory over Mark Webber was only 0.7 seconds, any penalty risked costing him his second win of the 2013 Formula 1 season.
But with the stewards opting to stick to a reprimand, Rosberg's win is now fully official.
Rosberg picked up the lead when Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull stopped with gearbox trouble 10 laps from the end.
The second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton had led at first, before becoming the first of five cars to suffer a tyre blow-out.