Nico Rosberg: Lewis Hamilton says there will be no retaliation

Rosberg clips Hamilton in Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton has promised not to retaliate against team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Italian Grand Prix.

The German driver will not face disciplinary action from Formula 1 governing body the FIA over his crash with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton claimed Rosberg admitted in a team meeting to causing the incident on the second lap at the Belgian Grand Prix "on purpose".

Rosberg has disputed that but the FIA will not get involved in the situation.

Now Hamilton, 29, has said: "I will always put the team first and I won't take anything into my own hands.

"The weekend was damaging. I don't know how I'm going to get back those 29 points, but what I do know is I've a great group of people behind me.

"The poor guys on my side of the garage have had quite a lot of bad races."

Hamilton said he would "have to make sure we're not racing wheel-to-wheel" to try and avoid any potential further conflict with championship leader Rosberg.

I don't know why Rosberg hit me - Hamilton

An FIA spokesman told BBC Sport: "The FIA will not intervene in this issue.

"Only a 'new element' that would have appeared after the results became final could justify us opening an investigation.

"A comment alleged to have been made in an internal briefing and later denied by the team itself does not constitute such a 'new element'."

Hamilton suffered a puncture on lap two at Spa after a collision with Rosberg and failed to finish Sunday's race.

The German went on to finish second, extending his lead in the championship to 29 points with seven races remaining.

Hamilton said he was "gobsmacked" that Rosberg suggested he had crashed into him on purpose.

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has said the team will let the situation cool down before deciding whether to take any action.

The pair will race again at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on 7 September.

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