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Hamilton escapes race ban penalty for pit entry incident

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Lewis Hamilton has escaped a race ban penalty following the investigation by race stewards at Hockenheim summoned him over a possible rule-break of the FIA International Sporting Code while crossing the line between pit entry and the race track.

Confirmed: A reprimand for Hamilton. He remains the victor of the German Grand Prix.

Decision in from FIA

The Stewards reviewed video and audio evidence, heard from the driver of car 44 Lewis Hamilton and the team representative. It was clear that there was an infringement of the above mentioned rule – the driver clearly crossed the line separating the pit entry from the track.

In deciding on the penalty for the infringement, we took into account the following mitigating factors:

(i) the driver and the team candidly admitted the mistake and the fact that there was confusion within the team as to whether to stay out or to enter the pits and that led to the infringement.

(ii) The fact that the infringement took place during a Safety Car period.

(iii) At no time was there any danger to any other competitor and the change in direction was executed in a safe way.

Taking all of the above into account, including considering previous infringements of the above rule, we are of the opinion that a reprimand would be the appropriate penalty for the said infringement on this occasion.

Competitors are reminded that they have the right to appeal the decisions of the Stewards (with the exception of those referred to in Article 12.2.4 of the FIA International Sporting Code), in accordance with Article 15 of the FIA International Sporting Code and Article 9.1.1 of the FIA Judicial and Disciplinary Rules, within the applicable time limits.

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