F1 BREAKING NEWS: Hamilton gets three-place grid penalty


Lewis Hamilton has been handed a 3-place grid penalty for Sunday's race after the incident with Kimi Raikkonen during qualifying (Q1).

"The Stewards reviewed video evidence and heard from the driver of car 7 (Kimi Raikkonen) and the driver of car 44 (Lewis Hamilton) and the team representatives and determined that car 44 unnecessarily impeded car 7 at turn 3."

"Car 44 had just come out of the pits and was informed of the cars approaching, including car 7.

Although car 44 tried to take evasive action when he became aware of car 7 approaching on a fast lap, it was not sufficient to avoid impeding car 7, which had to then abort the lap."

The penalty would drop Hamilton down to fifth, and see Max Verstappen join Charles Leclerc on the front row. 

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