LEWIS HAMILTON’s record-equalling title problem might be placed on maintain as he dangers a one-race ban.
The six-time world champion is more likely to match Michael Schumacher’s haul of seven titles by the top of this season.
Lewis Hamilton may face a one-race banCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Nevertheless, the Brit has been left strolling a disciplinary tightrope after choosing up one other two penalty factors on his racing licence.
Hamilton noticed himself handed a two five-second penalties in Russia after performing follow begins out of banned.
Fortunately for him, the FIA dominated the 2 penalties to kind one incident, that means he acquired two factors, relatively than the 4 which might have seen him banned.
Nevertheless, if he picks up any extra penalty factors he’ll obtain a one-race ban.
After the incident in Italy, Hamilton sought out race stewards for a proof of the decision handy him a penalty.
Nevertheless, he was later happy with their resolution and accepted duty for the error that resulted in him ending in seventh place.
FIA Race Director, Michael Masi, says Hamilton was effectively inside his rights to ask for a clarification.
He stated: “So far as I perceive, when Lewis noticed the video, he agreed that the penalty was honest.
Lewis Hamilton was handed two penalty factors on the Italian GPCredit score: Reuters
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“There are not any such restrictions [stopping a driver from seeing the stewards but fortunately, it’s not often that races have to be stopped with a red flag.
“But the stewards always adhere to an open door policy — if someone has questions, they can always ask them.”
Meanwhile, Hamilton’s boss at Mercedes, Toto Wolff says he will be staying with the team next year – although his role has yet to be decided.
Wolff, who also owns 30 percent of the team, is weighing up his plans as his contract with the team expires at the end of year.
He said: “I love this team and I think this is my place, it is just [that] eight years as a crew principal is taking its toll and it’s one thing I’m reflecting on.
“You will need to make the proper resolution for my household or myself however you you may positive I might be concerned on this crew in a technique or one other.”