Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez have been handed grid penalties for the Indian Grand Prix.
Both drivers will be relegated three places on the grid for Sunday’s race.
The stewards judged both had failed to slow sufficiently when passing double waved yellow flags at the end of the first practice session.
The explanation for the two drivers’ penalties differed slightly. The stewards said Perez, “ignored double waved yellow flags at turn 16 whilst a car was being recovered in close proximity to the track.”
Hamilton’s penalty was for, “ignoring double waved yellow flags at Turn 16 whilst marshalls were in close proximity to the track.”
Both were deemed to have broken appendix H, article 18.104.22.168(b) of the International Sporting Code. This says that under double waved yellow flags a driver must: “Reduce your speed significantly, do not overtake, and be prepared to change direction or stop. There is a hazard wholly or partly blocking the track and/or marshals working on or beside the track.”
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