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Hamilton escapes punishment over crimson flag infringement – EAST AUTO NEWS

Hamilton escapes punishment over crimson flag infringement


Lewis Hamilton has escaped punishment after overtaking a automotive beneath crimson flag circumstances throughout observe on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A failure for Pierre Gasly left particles on the observe in FP3 and brought on the session to be stopped, with Hamilton on a flying lap and approaching two vehicles simply because the crimson flag was about to come back out. Lando Norris complained the Mercedes had overtaken each himself and the Haas of Kevin Magnussen forward, with the stewards investigating however deciding no penalty was required.

The stewards discovered that Hamilton handed Norris earlier than the crimson flag was thrown and was touring 162kph (100mph) sooner than Magnussen on the level the warnings appeared, with the driving force instantly lifting fully off the throttle and making use of the brakes firmly.

“It’s our conclusion that the driving force of Automobile 44 took each cheap motion to adjust to the laws in that he instantly decreased velocity in a protected method on the earliest alternative upon the primary indication of the crimson gentle,” the stewards’ choice learn.

Considering an incident involving Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll eventually 12 months’s Dutch Grand Prix, “the place no motion was taken towards the driving force beneath related however not similar circumstances,” the stewards deemed no penalty is required towards Hamilton.

Hamilton escapes punishment over crimson flag infringement – EAST AUTO NEWS
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