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Lewis Hamilton

Stewards set time for Mercedes hearing in Brazil

Details have been confirmed of the stewards' hearing for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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The stewards have set a time for Mercedes to be summoned at the Brazilian Grand Prix, following an investigation into Lewis Hamilton's car.

It has been confirmed that a team representative is required to attend a hearing at 10:30 local time, which is 13:30 in the United Kingdom and 14:30 for much of Europe, after Hamilton was referred over a possible Drag Reduction System (DRS) infringement following Friday's qualifying.

Issues arose when FIA F1 Technical Delegate Jo Bauer checked Hamilton's W12 car. As a result, his rear wing was impounded overnight ahead of the hearing on Saturday.

Hamilton's case won't be the only one being discussed by the stewards on Saturday. Title rival Max Verstappen was also summoned to the stewards over an alleged breach of the FIA International Sporting Code relating to parc ferme conditions.

The Dutchman was seen in fan footage appearing to touch the rear wing on Hamilton's car after qualifying. Verstappen and a Red Bull representative were consequently called to see the stewards in a hearing before Hamilton's.

In an interesting development, there has been speculation that Mercedes could use Verstappen's actions as evidence in their own case.

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