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Mercedes summoned to stewards over Hamilton incident

Mercedes have been summoned before the stewards in Brazil, following an alleged transgression from Lewis Hamilton on the cooldown lap.

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Mercedes have been called before the stewards over an alleged transgression from Lewis Hamilton at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The team were summoned as a result of an incident involving Hamilton on the cooldown lap. The race winner stopped on track to pick up a Brazilian flag from a steward and is alleged to have undone his safety belts to do so.

This would be a breach of Appendix L Chapter III Article 4 of the FIA's International Sporting Code, which states: "Drivers must be properly restrained in their seat by safety belts in conformity with the Technical Regulations for the vehicle concerned, at all times during a competition when it is mobile on a circuit, pit lane, special stage or competition course."

Mercedes have sent along Sporting Director Ron Meadows to meet the stewards at 17:00 local time (20:00 in the UK) at the Interlagos Circuit.

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