Remarkable: Mercedes gave Hamilton permission to make a punished practice start

27-09-2020 14:32 | Updated: 27-09-2020 14:43
by Matt Gretton
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Remarkable: Mercedes gave Hamilton permission to make a punished practice start

Lewis Hamilton was given a five-second time penalty for doing a practice tart in a place where that was not allowed. The Mercedes driver could therefore not interfere in the battle for second place with Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing. It is striking that Hamilton asked his team for permission to do a practice start in a different place than usual.

"There is already rubber here. Can I start further down? At the end of the pit lane?" Hamilton asks his engineer when he wants to start his lap to the grid.

Hamilton gets Mercedes approval

The six-time world champion is told by his team over the on-board radio. "Go ahead. Yes, is fine. Leave enough room for cars to pass."

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