Lewis Hamilton could ‘face grid penalty’ as FIA confirm investigation

Lewis Hamilton opens up on difficult season for Mercedes

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Lewis Hamitlon could be hit with a grid penalty ahead of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after an error in FP3. Hamilton was spotted passing a Haas while the session was under red flags as marshals scrambled to clear up debris.

The FIA confirmed the incident had been noted before adding that it would be further investigated after the chequered flag. The stewards said: “Turn 5 incident involving car 44 (HAM) will be investigated after the session – failing to slow under red flag.”

Sky Sports pundit Ted Kravitz confirmed Hamilton could be hit with a hefty penalty ahead of Sunday’s race. He explained: “It’s possible. I have seen them given. Grid penalties for that.”

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