LEWIS HAMILTON faces a stewards investigation after a difficulty on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton is being investigated after qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix for driving too slowly. The FIA will look into whether or not the Mercedes star slowed at flip 12 earlier than his final flying lap.
Hamilton was made conscious of the investigation on group radio and appeared indignant on the choice. He merely responded: “I don’t know what you anticipate from me generally actually.”
Footage from the McLaren of Lando Norris confirmed Hamilton crawling across the monitor with each McLarens caught behind him. Norris was instructed on his group radio that Hamilton needed to watch his delta and the group predicted the seven-time champion would get in bother as he was the lead automobile.
His engineer mentioned: “He’s bought to regulate his delta, if he doesn’t he’ll be in bother. He’s the lead automobile, he’ll get in bother.” Sky Sports activities F1 commentator Paul di Resta claimed the stewards would ‘not like’ what Hamilton had executed.
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Lewis Hamilton will likely be investigated after the session (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
If discovered responsible, Hamilton will possible be handed a penalty which might see him begin additional down the grid. He went on to qualify seventh however this could possibly be modified if the stewards discover Hamilton at fault.
Alex Albon has additionally begged the FIA to research Fernando Alonso on the finish of Q1. The Alpine driver appeared to decelerate, making a site visitors jam behind earlier than operating large and bringing out the yellow flags.
Albon was livid over group radio, calling for the Spaniard to be ‘penalised’ for the incident. He mentioned: “He must get penalised this man. He has to. He was doing it the entire lap. He was driving slowly on objective.”
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Hamilton and Mercedes are determined for a superb weekend after a troublesome begin to the season. The Silver Arrows have been unable to match the tempo of Ferrari and Pink Bull regardless of optimism they’d bought on high of their points in Barcelona.
Since each Hamilton and George Russell have complained of bouncing points in Monaco and this weekend in Azerbaijan. After Friday’s observe, trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin mentioned the group weren’t snug this weekend.
He mentioned: “We have a bit of labor to do to search out time on single lap and future. The steadiness is not a serious subject however we’re missing grip within the corners and the experience on the straights is uncomfortable for the drivers, so we have to enhance that in a single day.
“Our straight-line velocity additionally is not nice however a few of that will likely be on account of us hitting the bottom on the straights. We did have some new components on the automobile at this time, so we’ll assessment whether or not these have been contributing to our points. Total, we’re not in a superb place and it’s one the place we should be on the lookout for some basic enhancements reasonably than a case of fine-tuning.”