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McLaren summoned by FIA after Norris pit lane incident

The Woking-based outfit will likely land itself in hot water after the alleged breach.

Norris Silverstone Britain Mc Laren 2
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McLaren has been summoned to the FIA race stewards following an incident in final practice for the British Grand Prix.

Lando Norris stopped at the end of the pit lane early in the session to allow a mechanic to remove a cooling fan from his MCL60, though he had passed the pit exit line.

The summons alleges the team breached Articles 26.6 and 26.7 of the FIA F1 Sporting Regulations.

Article 26.6 determines: "Save as specifically authorised by the Code or these Sporting Regulations, no one except the driver may touch a stopped car unless it is in the paddock, the Competitors’ designated garage area, the pit lane or on the starting grid."

The second Article allegedly breached reads: "During the period commencing 15 minutes prior to and ending five minutes after every practice session and the period between the commencement of the formation lap which immediately precedes the sprint session and the race and the time when the last car enters the parc fermé, no one is allowed on the track, the pit entry or the pit exit with the exception of:

  1. Marshals or other authorised personnel in the execution of their duty.
  2. Drivers when driving or on foot, having first received permission to do so from a marshal.
  3. Team personnel when either pushing a car or clearing equipment from the grid after all cars able to do so have left the grid on the formation lap.
  4. Team personnel when assisting marshals to remove a car from the grid after the start of the sprint session or the race.

Norris finished final practice 12th fastest after rain curtailed qualifying simulation running at Silverstone.

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