Lewis Hamilton facing possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for running a potentially illegal floor during second placed finish
- Lewis Hamilton finished second in the US Grand Prix on Sunday
- The Brit came very close to catching race winner Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton faces possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for running a potentially illegal floor.
The seven-time world champion, who finished second on Sunday behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, faces an anxious wait to learn his fate after the best showing of a miserable season.
The FIA’s technical delegate Jo Bauer has reported the matter to the stewards at the Circuit of the Americas.
In a statement, the FIA, alluding to both Hamilton’s Mercedes and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, said: ‘A physical floor and a plank wear inspection was carried out on car numbers 16 and 44.
‘Skids (in a certain area) are found to be not in compliance with Article 3.5.9 e) of the 2023 Formula One Technical Regulations. I am referring this mater to the stewards for their consideration.’
A representative of the Mercedes team was called to the stewards at 6pm local time in Austin (midnight BST) to answer the charge.
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