Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have each been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix. Following the race in Austin, their vehicles had been inspected and irregularities had been noticed by the FIA Technical group after a plank put on inspection was carried out.
The Delegate’s Report acknowledged that: “The skids situated within the space -825 XR – 1025 are discovered to be not in compliance with Article 3.5.9 e) of the 2023 Method One Technical Laws.”
The skids situated within the space -825 XR – 1025 are discovered to be not in compliance with Article 3.5.9 e) of the 2023 Method One Technical Laws
As such, each had been instantly referred to the stewards.
Hamilton had completed an excellent second place
Hamilton had completed an excellent second, harrying the triumphant Max Verstappen all the best way to the road. He had been operating a brand new ground at this occasion, Mercedes bringing their final main improve package deal of the yr to Austin.
Leclerc crossed the road in sixth, fractions of a second forward of the second Mercedes of George Russell after falling again within the late phases on the much less favoured one-stop technique.
Each groups despatched a consultant to talk to the stewards, stating that “the excessive put on on the skid pads was in all probability a results of the distinctive mixture of the bumpy observe and the Dash race schedule that minimized the time to arrange and verify the automobile earlier than the race.”
Nevertheless, the Stewards famous that “the onus is on the competitor to make sure that the automobile is in compliance with the rules always throughout an occasion. On this specific case, the rear skid within the space outlined within the Technical Delegate’s report was exterior of the thresholds outlined in Article 3.5.9 e) of the FIA Method One Technical Laws, which features a tolerance for put on.”
The disqualification strikes Norris as much as second and promotes Carlos Sainz to the rostrum locations. Sergio Perez strikes to fourth and extends his lead over Hamilton within the struggle for second within the drivers’ championship.
Russell jumps from seventh to fifth, Pierre Gasly to sixth and Lance Stroll to seventh. Yuki Tsunoda was eighth, with the Japanese racer additionally grabbing the bonus level for quickest lap on a superb day for AlphaTauri.
It additionally signifies that Williams rating with each vehicles, Alex Albon inheriting ninth place and Logan Sargeant grabbing his first F1 level with P10 on dwelling soil.