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Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes fined as Hamilton breaks Austrian GP rule

The seven-time World Champion has picked up the first penalty of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

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Mercedes are €100 lighter after Lewis Hamilton was hit for speeding in the Formula 1 pit-lane at the Austrian Grand Prix.

20 minutes into the sole practice session at the Red Bull Ring - in which Hamilton was fastest before teams set off on their Qualifying simulations - the Mercedes went over the pit-lane speed limit.

The limit in Spielberg for the weekend is 80kph - which is 49.70mph.

Hamilton was clocked at 80.2kph - which is 49.83mph.

The seven-time World Champion also recently picked up a similar fine in Monaco for exceeding the speed limit.

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