Lewis Hamilton completed Saturday’s F1 Dash race on the Belgian Grand Prix in fourth place, however a five-second penalty passed down through race officers noticed him drop right down to 7th position. Past that in-race penalty, stewards “reviewed video and in-car video proof” and no longer best upheld the penalty, however added two issues to Hamilton’s Tremendous Licence for “inflicting a collision.”

The incident in query happened close to the top of Saturday’s rain-shortened F1 Dash race. Hamilton was once working in 5th position, in the back of Sergio Pérez, however was once rapid final at the Pink Bull motive force. As the 2 raced arduous on the go out of Curbe Paul Frere, the 2 got here in combination.

Hamilton sooner or later finished his overtake, however it might no longer be the one position that the Pink Bull motive force misplaced. Pérez slid again in the course of the box, being handed through the Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz Jr. and Charles Leclerc, after which Lando Norris from McLaren. The Pink Bull motive force complained of shedding rear grip, and sooner or later slid off the monitor and into the gravel.

His day ended early, as he retired for a Seventeenth-place end.

Moments later, Hamilton was once given the inside track of the five-second penalty, and in spite of completing in fourth, that penalty dropped him right down to a seventh-place end. Then again, the verdict made in-race drew a wondering response from the remark field, as analysts on F1TV made the case that Pérez was once already suffering when Hamilton stuck him, and any touch would possibly had been brought about through his loss of grip.

Here’s the incident in query, and you’ll make the decision:

After the Dash, Hamilton in large part dismissed the incident, and the penalty.

“In a race like as of late, I don’t actually care an excessive amount of,” he stated to RaceFans. “You don’t get many issues. In fact it might had been great to complete fourth. However I don’t actually care to complete fourth, I wish to win. Fourth, 7th, it doesn’t actually make a distinction.”

The Mercedes motive force additionally described it as a racing incident.

“It’s difficult prerequisites available in the market, we’re all looking to do our easiest,” added Hamilton. “In fact it wasn’t intentional.”

“I went for an opening, he was once sluggish going via 14, I went up the interior, I used to be greater than part a vehicle period within,” Hamilton additional said. “And in case you don’t opt for an opening you then’re now not racing as Ayrton [Senna] at all times stated. In order that’s what I did. Once I watched it again, it appears like a racing incident to me”

Following the race, Pérez attributed his P17 without delay to Hamilton.

“It was once huge injury from the touch from Lewis,” stated Pérez to RaceFans following the Dash. “He simply took the entire proper hand aspect off the auto. He broken the ground and the sidepod, in order that that was once recreation over – we misplaced an excessive amount of grip with it.”

“Mainly he simply, I feel, ran out of grip and may no longer forestall his vehicle and simply went onto the aspect of me and broken my ground and that was once very unlucky,” added the Pink Bull motive force.

“I feel he was once in just a little of a rush,” stated Pérez. “Everybody was once in a rush to get better as of late, it’s an overly quick race, it’s a must to take the ones degree of dangers, however no longer great to get my race ruined through him.”

We can wait to look if Hamilton and Mercedes attraction the verdict.


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