Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc disqualified from US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc were disqualified from the United States Grand Prix on Sunday (22).

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Both drivers were found guilty for a failed physical floor and plank wear inspection after the race. They infringed article 3.5.9.e of the F1 technical regulations. The text refers to the thickness of the floorboard, which must be at least 10 mm, with a tolerance of 9 mm or more.

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Mercedes and Ferrari acknowledged that the measurement made by the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) technical team was correct. The teams claimed that the high wear on the board was probably the result of the “unique combination of the bumpy track and the timing of the sprint race”, which reduced the time for checking the cars before the race.

Hamilton lost second place in the race and Leclerc sixth. With these results, McLaren’s Lando Norris was promoted to second, behind race winner Max Verstappen, and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took third place on the podium. Williams’ Logan Sargeant was promoted to 10th and scored his first point of his F1 campaign.

In the fight for second place in the constructors’ championship, Ferrari are now 22 points behind Mercedes. In the drivers’ championship, Hamilton’s disqualification was a blow to the driver, who was chasing Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for second place. Perez was promoted to fourth place and is now leading Hamilton by 39 points.

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