Hamilton’s record bid fades after double penalty

Hamilton’s record bid fades after double penalty

Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a record-equalling 91st profession Method One win took an enormous hit on the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday after stewards imposed two five-second penalties for observe begin infringements. Stewards had notified the Mercedes driver, who was on pole at Sochi, earlier than the beginning that he was underneath investigation.

“What occurred? What occurred?,” exclaimed the Briton when informed of the choice. “The place is that within the rule ebook?”

Hamilton pitted after 17 laps and dropped from the result in 11th place.

“That is simply ridiculous,” he stated over the workforce radio.

Hamilton’s workforce mate and closest rival Valtteri Bottas, 55 factors behind within the standings after 9 races, was main.

Hamilton is one victory away from matching the all-time win file of Ferrari nice Michael Schumacher.

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