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Lewis Hamilton facing possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for running a potentially illegal floor during second placed finish


  • Lewis Hamilton finished second in the US Grand Prix on Sunday 
  • The Brit came very close to catching race winner Max Verstappen  

Lewis Hamilton faces possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for running a potentially illegal floor.

The seven-time world champion, who finished second on Sunday behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, faces an anxious wait to learn his fate after the best showing of a miserable season.

The FIA’s technical delegate Jo Bauer has reported the matter to the stewards at the Circuit of the Americas.

In a statement, the FIA, alluding to both Hamilton’s Mercedes and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, said: ‘A physical floor and a plank wear inspection was carried out on car numbers 16 and 44.

Lewis Hamilton faces possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for a potentially illegal floor

Lewis Hamilton faces possible expulsion from the US Grand Prix for a potentially illegal floor

‘Skids (in a certain area) are found to be not in compliance with Article 3.5.9 e) of the 2023 Formula One Technical Regulations. 

‘I am referring this mater to the stewards for their consideration.’

A representative of the Mercedes team was called to the stewards at 6pm local time in Austin (midnight BST) to answer the charge.

Hamilton finished second and was close to catching winner Max Verstappen at the end

Hamilton finished second and was close to catching winner Max Verstappen at the end 



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