Lewis Hamilton visited the Formula 1 race stewards during the red flag period in the Italian Grand Prix to understand why he had received a 10-second stop/go penalty.
In a chain of events that Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff described as “weird”, Hamilton was penalised after entering the pit lane while it was closed during Sunday’s race at Monza, costing him the lead and dropping him to the back of the field.
The pit lane was closed shortly after the safety car was deployed so that marshals could push Kevin Magnussen’s stricken Haas from the exit of the final corner back towards the garages.
Wolff explained that Mercedes only became aware the pit lane was closed just as Hamilton arrived at the pit entry, with Hamilton himself missing two boards denoting he should not enter the pits.
The stewards confirmed