The Reuters global sports blog
Listen to Lewis
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of third place from last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix in yet another controversy to hit the sport only days after the season-opener.
The governing International Automobile Federation says race stewards “felt strongly that they had been misled” by Hamilton and his McLaren team over what was said in a post-race enquiry in Melbourne.
McLaren say Hamilton is no liar, but the stewards say he and the team have been “deliberately misleading”.
This one is likely to run and run, with the FIA refusing to rule out further sanctions.
You can make your own mind up by listening to the original radio transmission (and reading the transcript of same) between Hamilton and the team during the incident.