They can change the results of the United States Grand Prix! More than two hours after the end of the race at the Circuit of the Americas, it was reported that an investigation has been initiated against Lewis Hamilton, who may be demoted from the second place where he crossed the finish line.
The British driver from Mercedes reduced the gap to Checo Pérez (who finished fifth) to just 19 units in the Drivers’ World Championship, but a final penalty for Hamilton meant that the Mexican had a greater advantage ahead of the fight for the runner-up position in F1. Remember that Max Verstappen has already been crowned.
Why is Lewis Hamilton under investigation at the United States GP?
Our colleague and expert, Luis Manuel López, who is on the FOX Sports broadcast from Austin, Texas revealed that race officials are investigating Hamilton for an anomaly in his car, which could be a violation of regulations.
“The length of the boards of Hamilton’s Mercedes and Leclerc’s Ferrari are questioned; now they appear before the stewards. The results may change”, is the reason for the process against Sir Lewis, according to information from Chacho López.
As of 5:20 p.m. in central Mexico this Sunday, the resolution has not been announced. If the team is found guilty of this mistake, Hamilton could lose his second place in the GP of the Americas and have repercussions in the World Drivers’ Championship, giving an additional advantage to Checo Pérez heading to the Mexican Grand Prix on October 29.
Estamos esperando resolución de los comisarios porque la altura en el plank del Mercedes de Hamilton y en el Ferrari de Leclerc está cuestionada, en estos momentos comparecen ante comisarios. Los resultados pueden cambiar.
— Luis Manuel López (@chacho_lml) October 22, 2023