Formula One governing body the FIA have launched a new probe into the accident between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel at the Baku Grand Prix, with the potential for further punishment looming over the World Championship leader. Reportedly the FIA had been unhappy with Vettel receiving a relatively light 10-second-stop-and-go penalty in Baku, deeming the allegedly deliberate contact between the two cars as inappropriate and in direct assault to the reputation of the sport. Released by way of a statement today, it appears that Vettel may still be in some hot water from the powers that be ahead of the next Grand Prix in Austria. “Following the recent incident at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in which Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) was involved in a collision with Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton), on Monday 3rd July, the FIA will further examine the causes on the incident in order to evaluate whether further action is necessary. “A statement regarding the outcome of this process will be made available before the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix.” It is expected that the review and any subsequent action will take place ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, opening up the possibility of potential grid penalties or fines being thrown at the former World Champion. Vettel already received 3 points on his licence by the race stewards and is now just three away from the maximum 12 in any given year, leaving the current championship leader perilously close to becoming eligible for a one race ban should he find himself in trouble in the coming events. Check out the Formula One sub forum for more news and discussion regarding the world of Grand Prix motorsport. Do you think Vettel deserves further punishment for his contact with Hamilton? If so, what do you think would be appropriate? Let us know in the comments section below!