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Hamilton's car undergoes extensive FIA checks after Saudi GP

The FIA have revealed that Lewis Hamilton's car was taken aside for technical checks after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton's car went through a more detailed analysis immediately after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, FIA documents have revealed. While every car that completes a race goes through post-race scrutineering, the FIA took the step of introducing a random selection check ahead of the 2021 season. Any car that finishes in the top 10 can be pulled aside and subjected to stringent checks that are outside of the usual scrutineering areas.

Hamilton's car selected for detailed checks

In this case, Hamilton's W13 was selected, with the FIA explaining the areas of the car that got their attention. "After the race, car number 44 [Hamilton] was randomly chosen among the top 10 cars for more extensive physical inspections," read the document. "Subject to these physical inspections were all front inboard suspension components." Hamilton, who finished the race in 10th place, has no reason to fear his solitary point might be taken away for an infraction, though. The report confirmed: "All inspected components were found to be in compliance with the 2022 Formula 1 Technical Regulations."

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