Stewards investigated Lewis Hamilton, who stopped in the wrong place on the track before the start of the race to practice the start.
“You can only train the start from the right side of the track after the pit lane exit signals,” says the riders’ manual. – In order to avoid confusion, you can practice starting at any time while the pit lane is open. Doing so should leave enough space on the left for other riders to pass by. For reasons of safety and sporting equity, riders should not stop without a good reason at the exit of the pit lane when it is open (starting practice is not considered a good reason). “
During the investigation, it turned out that the six-time champion had trained the start twice, for which he received two penalties of five seconds, which he will serve during the pit stop. In addition, Hamilton received one penalty point for each violation – now he has 10 points out of 12 allowed.