Sergio Perez has been summoned by the Formula 1 race stewards after missing the weighbridge at the end of second practice for the United States Grand Prix on Friday in Austin, putting the Mexican at risk of a pit lane start.

Perez was called to go to the FIA weighbridge at the very end of FP2 at the Circuit of The Americas, but failed to adhere to the signal, instead returning his Racing Point car to his garage.

The stewards issued a bulletin confirming that Perez was required to visit them at 1830 local time in Austin to discuss the potential breach of the regulations that require drivers to follow the FIA's signal to go to the weighbridge.

As per the FIA regulations, "a reprimand will be imposed on any driver who fails to stop when signalled to do so, provided the car is then brought back to the FIA garage without delay and that the FIA technical delegate is satisfied the car has been brought back in exactly the same condition it was in when it was driven into the pits."

However, there is a risk of a pit lane start if this is not the case, with the same article reading: "Any driver who fails to stop when asked to do so, and then fails to bring the car back to the FIA garage, or if work is carried out on the car before it is returned to the FIA garage, will be required to start the race from the pit lane."

A ruling will be made by the stewards in Austin this evening.



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