Update | Hamilton doesn't get a penalty and starts on pole, Verstappen will be P2 Formula 1

Update | Hamilton doesn't get a penalty and starts on pole, Verstappen will be P2

By Tomas Mota 26 September 2020 | 17:19


Lewis Hamilton has to report to the stewards this afternoon after the Briton has committed an illegality during the last session in qualifying. Hamilton grabbed pole position at the Grand Prix of Russia, but whether it will remain in his name is the question. Max Verstappen could benefit from a potential penalty.

At 5:15 pm Hamilton has to report to the stewards to provide an explanation. During his last run in Q3, Hamilton is said to have ignored instructions at turn two. When he goes straight ahead at that point, the driver must follow a particular path. The reports are that Hamilton would have ignored this path.

Hamilton says he does not understand anything about the investigation that has been instituted against him. "I have no idea what it is. But there is always something, isn't there?", said the Mercedes driver during the press conference. In addition to Hamilton, three other drivers who have also exceeded the track limits are being investigated.

Update 4.55 pm (26/09) | Hamilton doesn't get a penalty and starts from pole, Verstappen from P2

Lewis Hamilton will not be punished for exceeding the track limits, the stewards have decided. With that conclusion, Hamilton will start from pole position and Max Verstappen starts from second place. The other drivers who went over the limit in the same corner will not be penalised.


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