Lewis Hamilton was initially handed a €50,000 wonderful for crossing the monitor whereas the race was underneath the Security Automobile after crashing out on the first nook in a collision with Mercedes team-mate George Russell
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The FIA have confirmed they’re ‘ revisiting the incident’ when Lewis Hamilton crossed the monitor on the Qatar Grand Prix following his crash with George Russell.
The Mercedes driver was initially handed an enormous €50,000 wonderful – half of which is suspended for the remainder of the season – for crossing the monitor whereas the race was underneath the Security Automobile after crashing out on the first nook in a collision with team-mate George Russell.
However the FIA have introduced that they’re reviewing Hamilton’s conduct.
An FIA spokesperson mentioned: “The FIA is revisiting the incident during which Lewis Hamilton crossed a reside monitor through the Qatar Grand Prix.
“The FIA notes that Lewis was apologetic through the subsequent Stewards listening to in to the incident and acknowledged that the crossing was a critical security breach. Nevertheless, in view of his position mannequin standing, the FIA is worried concerning the impression his actions could have created on youthful drivers.”
Sky Sports activities Information understands the FIA don’t need to single out Hamilton, however are involved on the precedent doubtlessly set, and can meet with the 38-year-old in Austin.
Half of Hamilton’s wonderful, €25,000, was payable with the opposite half suspended given that there isn’t any additional breach of an analogous nature over the remainder of 2023.
Hamilton additionally obtained an official reprimand from stewards, his first of the season.
“After crashing out of the race in Lap 1, the driving force of Automobile 44 deserted his automobile within the gravel and ran again to the pits,” mentioned an announcement from stewards.
“He thereby crossed the monitor that was reside at the moment and reached the within fringe of the monitor simply seconds earlier than Automobile 63 [Russell] arrived at excessive pace after exiting the pits.
“He then continued to stroll alongside the monitor till lastly exiting the monitor.
“Throughout the listening to the driving force of Automobile 44 was very apologetic and realised that the scenario might have been very harmful for him in addition to the drivers approaching.
“The Stewards strengthened the truth that crossing a reside monitor may cause extraordinarily harmful conditions and the drivers need to be very cautious about it.
“Along with imposing a big wonderful (which is suspended in components), the Stewards additionally reprimand the driving force taking into account that receiving a sure variety of reprimands throughout a season will draw a big driving penalty in accordance with Article 18.2 of the FIA Formulation One Sporting Laws.”