Sebastian Vettel and three other drivers have been given reprimands for failing to remove their T-shirts before the national anthem ceremony at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
However Vettel neglected to remove his T-shirt before the anthem. Three other drivers – Carlos Sainz Jnr, Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll – did the same.
In the cases of all four the stewards noted: “The driver explained that he forgot to take off the WRAO t-shirt in time during the national anthem because of the onset of rain.”
All four were given non-driving reprimands, which in each case was their first reprimand of any kind this year. Any drivers who accumulate three reprimands during a season automatically receives a 10-place grid penalty, however only one non-driving reprimand may count towards this total.
Lewis Hamilton, who like Vettel criticised recent legislation introduced by the Hungarian government restricting education on gay issues, said it was “wonderful” his rival had taken a stance on the issue.
“I spoke about it at the beginning of the weekend and I think it was important for him to do so.
“We have to make a stance, we’re pushing diversity, inclusivity and that community, one hundred percent is included in that. So I’m proud of him for it.”
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