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Hamilton welcomes stewards decision

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to get his focus back on winning the world championship after welcoming the FIA's decision not to punish him over his driving behind the safety car at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Hamilton was called to see the race stewards on Friday evening in Shanghai to explain his version of events about the incident that caused Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel to collide into each other at Fuji.

The matter was brought to light after Scuderia Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost tipped off the stewards about footage of the incident caught by a fan and posted on the Youtube website.

And with the stewards ruling that Hamilton had done nothing wrong, the British driver has said he was eager to get his attention back on this weekend's race in China and winning the world title.

"I am very pleased that the stewards reached this decision and I am now looking forward to focusing on this weekend and the rest of the world championship," he said.

Hamilton is currently 12 points ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso in the drivers' championship and could win the crown in Shanghai this weekend.

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