The world champion had received two time penalties for violations before the race in Sochi. Now the judgment has been revised – Mercedes had spoken out.
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In the Lewis Hamilton case, the race stewards at the Formula 1 race in Russia have softened their judgment and now do not impose penalties on the leader of the world championship. The Mercedes driver had received two time penalties before the race for prohibited start exercises and therefore only finished third in Sochi.
In addition, the judges had sentenced Hamilton to one point each for the two offenses on the Fia World Association’s list of sinners. This would have increased his account to ten penalty points, with an automatic race suspension at twelve.
But because Mercedes could prove that Hamilton had been ordered by the team to complete the test starts in the wrong place, the commissioners canceled the penalty points again. Instead, the racing team has to pay a fine of 25,000 euros.