The Mercedes driver, along with a team representative, will report to the stewards at 7pm local time in Jeddah (4pm GMT) to discuss an incident which occurred in FP3. 

An F1 stewards’ document stated Hamilton had been summoned over an “alleged breach of Appendix H, Art. 2.5.5.b) of the FIA International Sporting Code, not respecting double waved yellow flags/lights at 17:22.” 

Hamilton could face a possible grid drop if he is found to have ignored double waved yellows, with title rival Max Verstappen picking up a five-place penalty at the last race in Qatar for the same infringement during qualifying. 

Any punishment would deal Hamilton a huge blow in his hopes of winning this year’s world title, with the seven-time world champion effectively needing to win both of the final races of the season in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi

The incident does not relate to Hamilton’s near-misses with either AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly or Nikita Mazepin that occurred during FP3. 

Hamilton has also been summoned for impeding Nikita Mazepin in FP3. The Haas rookie Mazepin had to take evasive action in order to avoid a terrifying shunt with Hamilton through the blind, flat-out first sector of the Jeddah track.