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Hamilton spared punishment

MONTREAL, Canada, June 9- Lewis Hamilton will face no further punishment for his outburst at the Monaco Grand Prix, the head of Formula One's ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA) has confirmed.

Frenchman Jean Todt, president of the FIA, said he had received a personal letter of apology from the 26-year-old Briton, who drives for McLaren, in the aftermath of his tirade against the stewards.

Todt said: "I could have asked the judicial court to address the problem but we never officially opened the case and he went with his father to the stewards to apologise.

"He wrote to me and it was between him and the FIA. Maybe it would have been a better decision to send him to the judicial court and ban him for six Grands Prix or something.. But for me this thing is over."

During his outburst, Hamilton jokingly suggested he was being victimised because he was black, making a reference to the comic character Ali G.

He was penalised at the Monaco Grand Prix for causing collisions with Brazilian Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado of Williams.

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