Lewis Hamilton has been reprimanded by the stewards after being found to have reversed his car at the end of qualifying.
Hamilton, who took pole position for Sunday’s race, was summoned for an “alleged breach of Article 28.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, reversing in the pit lane at the end of qualifying”. Article 28.3 of the regulations states “at no time may a car be reversed in the pit lane under its own power.”
The Mercedes was seen rolling backwards shortly after Hamilton pulled into the pits after setting his quickest lap at the end of Q3.
The stewards subsequently announced Hamilton had been given a reprimand “due to the fact that no clear instruction was given to the driver on where he should park the car after qualifying”.
2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
- Elimination qualifying officially replaced by 2015 format
- Haas mechanic credited for saving Grosjean’s race
- Caption Competition 101: Ecclestone and Warwick
- Grosjean takes back-to-back Driver of the Weekend wins
- Another decent race despite qualifying gloom