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Hamilton’s brake change was close to being protested

Ferrari and Red Bull were less than impressed with how the FIA permitted Mercedes to breach the sporting regulations when Lewis Hamilton’s car was allowed to be fitted with brake discs of a different specification. After Hamilton suffered a brake failure in qualifying, Mercedes opted to use the safer brake discs of Carbone Industrie. This however cannot be done while the car is being held under parc fermé conditions. 34.6 paragraph of the Sporting Regulation clearly states: „A competitor may not modify any part on the car or make changes to the set-up of the suspension whilst the car is being held under parc fermé conditions. In the case of a breach of this Article the relevant driver...
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