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Hamilton accuses FIA of ‘trying to stop' him winning after ‘ridiculous' penalties

World Champion Lewis Hamilton hit out at Formula 1’s stewards after he incurred two separate penalties for a pre-race practice start infraction at the Russian Grand Prix. On his way to the grid Hamilton carried out two practice starts outside of the designated area that is outlined in the event notes issued by Race Director Michael Masi. He was handed two five-second time penalties for the transgression, which he served at his pit stop at the Sochi Autodrom, dropping him from the lead to third spot. Hamilton was also handed an additional penalty point for each infraction which means he now has 10 penalty points on his Super Licence, bringing him perilously close to the maximum 12. Of...
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