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Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes sanctioned in Hamilton's Silverstone rules breach

The stewards have warned penalties could be issued if it is repeated in future.

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Mercedes have received a reprimand from stewards after Lewis Hamilton was late in arriving to the British Grand Prix Formula 1 press conference on Thursday.

The seven-time champion was selected to be part of the first batch of drivers in the official FIA press conference at Silverstone, but was slightly late in arriving, doing so after questions had begun.

Mercedes were duly summoned to the stewards for the incident, with a reprimand issued after the team representative had put forward their case.

It was noted that Hamilton's schedule was controlled by the team, and with it being Hamilton's home event, the schedule was "extremely busy" and that it is "extremely difficult" for Hamilton to navigate the paddock.

Despite this, the stewards rejected those arguments, believing late attendance to be "disruptive" and that there is "significant interest" by media in talking to drivers who have limited access.

As Thursday activities at Grands Prix are controlled by the teams themselves, the stewards decided to reprimand the team instead of Hamilton, taking into account previous incidents.

But the verdict also stated that "further penalties may be considered in case of repetition" of late arrival at the press conference.

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