Lewis Hamilton is under investigation by the Russian Grand Prix stewards for doing a practice start outside of the designated area. It is the second time the Brit has found himself in hot water this weekend.
Hamilton was summoned to the stewards office after qualifying on pole position as he allegedly overshot the curb at Turn Two.
Four drivers were called out over the incident but they all got away without any punishment.
Another investigation was launched half an hour before the lights went out in Sochi because Hamilton did a practice start at the end of the pit-lane.
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Race rules say that practice starts can only be done in the pit-lane itself.
Hamilton is looking to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 F1 race wins this afternoon.
“It then says for reasons of safety, drivers may not stop in the fast lane at any time while the pit exit is open without a justifiable reason, a practice start is not a justifiable reason.
“It doesn’t say you can stop where Lewis Hamilton did for a practice start.
“I think the stewards might take a rather dim view on that one.”
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Published at Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:55:00 +0000