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Hamilton close to race ban after Russian GP penalties

Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of a one-race ban after accumulating another two penalty points on his superlicence at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton was handed two five-second penalties during the Sochi race for incidents which took place before the start. The championship leader carried out two practice starts further down the pit exit, rather than in the designated place to do so. The time penalty was served during his pit-stop and denied him the chance to match Michael Schumacher's 91 career wins, meaning that record will remain intact for another race at least. Hamilton eventually finished third, behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Dan Mullan/Getty...
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