Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hamilton disqualified from Brazil qualifying after DRS infringement - Bottas WINS 100KM DASH

Lewis Hamilton Infringement with VRS system

Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of his P1 for the Formula 1 Sprint after a technical infringement was found on his Mercedes W12 – meaning Max Verstappen will head the field for Saturday's 100km dash event in Brazil while Hamilton starts from the back of the grid.

Hamilton took P1 for the Sprint by more than four-tenths over Red Bull rival Vertappen, with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas lining up third, but now Hamilton has been disqualified from Friday's qualifying session due to an infringement found on the rear wing of his car. He will now have to start from last-place on the grid, in a major blow to his championship hopes. 

Meanwhile, Verstappen was handed a €50,000 fine for touching and examining Hamilton's rear wing on Friday with the stewards giving a lengthy reasoning for the fine. However, they said in that statement issued after "no direct harm was caused in this case."

Max Verstappen touching Hamilton's Vehicle

Nevertheless the race has started with Hamilton at the rear and Max in second place. After the start Hamilton has fought his way through to fifth place at the end with Max Verstappen in second place and Valtteri Bottas won the 100 km dash event in Brazil.

Bottas winning the 100km dash in Brazil

It is disappointing that Max was unable to move out of second place throughout the race but Bottas held onto the lead to win.

In the final race in Brazil Hamilton will now, having a five grid penalty, will start in 10th position, Verstappen in second and Valtteri Bottas will be in the 1st position for the final race in Formula 1 in Brazil.

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