Method One’s governing physique is reviewing Lewis Hamilton’s punishment for crossing a reside monitor with out permission ultimately weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix amid concern the penalty was not robust sufficient.
The seven-times world champion collided with Mercedes crew mate George Russell on the first nook at Lusail, abandoning his automobile within the gravel and crossing the monitor to return to the pit lane.
The Briton was given a reprimand and fined 50,000 euros ($52,545), with 25,000 suspended for the remainder of the season on situation he didn’t do it once more.
The governing physique mentioned on Sunday it was ‘revisiting’ the incident.
“The FIA notes that Lewis was apologetic through the subsequent stewards listening to into the incident and acknowledged that the crossing was a critical security breach,” mentioned a press release.
“Nevertheless, in view of his position mannequin standing, the FIA is anxious in regards to the impression his actions could have created on youthful drivers.”
The stewards report on the time mentioned Hamilton had reached the within fringe of the monitor simply seconds earlier than Russell arrived at excessive pace after exiting the pits.
“In the course of the listening to the motive force of Automotive 44 (Hamilton) was very apologetic and realized that the scenario may have been very harmful for him in addition to the drivers approaching,” they added.
The governing physique is more likely to need to set clearer pointers and extra stringent penalties for such a breach in future.
The transfer additionally follows an incident on the karting world championships in Italy final weekend the place Britain’s Joe Turney suffered leg accidents after pushing his kart again on monitor and being struck by a rival.
Crossing a reside monitor whereas automobiles are racing at pace is extremely harmful.
In 1977 British Method One driver Tom Pryce died through the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami after his automobile struck and killed an unsighted fireplace marshal who was crossing the monitor with out permission.