Championship leader Nico Rosberg has been summoned to see the stewards after rules breach during qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday.
The German, who qualified second place behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton, exceeded the maximum time between the two safety car lines at the start of Q1, under Article 27.5 of the regulations.
“Alleged breach of Article 27.5 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, exceeding the maximum time set by the FIA between the Safety Car line after the pit exit and Safety Car line before the pit entry at 13.05,” confirmed a statement.
Article 27.5 of the sporting regulations states:
“At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane.”
“In order to ensure that cars are not driven unnecessarily slowly on in laps during and after the end of qualifying or during reconnaissance laps when the pit exit is opened for the race, drivers must stay below the maximum time set by the FIA between the Safety Car line after the pit exit and Safety Car line before the pit entry.”
“The maximum time will be determined by the race director at each event after the first day of practice but may be amended later in the Event if deemed necessary. The time will normally be based upon 145% of the best dry [first practice or second practice] time.”