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F1 German Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton summoned to stewards

Lewis Hamilton could face a grid penalty after being called to the stewards over an unsafe pit lane release in FP3.
NB: Hamilton escapes punishment, Mercedes fined 10,000 euros
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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have been summoned to the stewards following an alleged 'unsafe release' during third free practice for the German Grand Prix, putting the title contender at risk of a grid penalty.

The incident, concerning Hamilton and Romain Grosjean, occurred early on in final practice when he was released in front of the Haas driver.

With stewards looking into the matter after the session, even a relatively minor punishment could have major ramifications for Hamilton as he is currently just one reprimand shy of a ten-place grid penalty following indiscretions in Bahrain and Russia.

Ironically, he could also receive a grid penalty in isolation. However, as it doesn't count towards his 'three strikes' reprimand policy, it would probably be a smaller drop than he would otherwise receive.

Previously teams have been punished for such a breach, but drivers have occasionally been penalised too.
by Ollie Barstow



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richard

July 30, 2016 4:16 PM

the excuse was that he was busy playing with his x box controller and didnt see grosjean! and as you say, no surprise that he got away with it. i wonder....if all drivers changed their names to lewis hamilton, would they all be able to get away with breaking the rules? imagine...a full grid of lulus



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