Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been summoned before the stewards ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, after allegedly failing to follow a Race Director’s instructions in Turns 1, 2, and three in regards to rejoining the track.
Getting onto the throttle to start a flying lap during the first session of the weekend, the seven-time world champion seemed to lose control of the Mercedes with a trip along the grass at Turn 1, rejoining on the outside of Turn 2.
However, direct information from the Race Director to the driver states that: “Any driver who leaves the track on the left-hand side between Turns 1 and 2, or who passes to the left of the bollard on the apex of Turn 2, must re-join the track by driving to the left-hand side of the bollard at Turn 3.”
Hamilton will face the stewards at 12:45 local time after allegedly failing to adhere to the information, along with Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen.
It’s not the start Hamilton would have wanted to his weekend in Mexico, as he tries to claw back a 12-point deficit over main title rival Max Verstappen.