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Kovalainen reprimanded for clash

Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, German GPLotus driver Heikki Kovalainen has been given a reprimand following his clash with Pedro de la Rosa during the German GP.

The Sauber driver made contact with Kovalainen when lapping him near the end of the race, the Finn closing the door on de la Rosa after having let another car by.

De la Rosa had to pit for repairs while the Lotus driver retired.

Kovalainen, who admitted the incident was his fault, was given a reprimand by the race stewards.

"A disappointing end but it was just one of those things that can happen when you're having to let cars past," Kovalainen said.

"It was my mistake but I didn't see the Sauber coming. I thought I was letting the Williams past, and didn't see the Sauber so I closed the door and that was the end of the race."

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