Championship chief Sebastian Vettel is ready to be taught immediately whether or not he’ll face additional punishment for his half within the controversial coming along with Lewis Hamilton through the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Vettel struck the again of Hamilton’s Mercedes underneath the security automobile after being caught out by the Briton slowing from 80kph to 53kph on the exit of Flip 15 forward of the restart.
An offended Vettel proceeded to then pull alongside Hamilton and conflict wheels intentionally together with his title rival, resulting in a 10secs cease/go penalty within the race.
Nevertheless, following widespread criticism of Vettel actions, the FIA will immediately convene to ‘study the causes of the incident’ and decide whether or not ‘additional motion is critical’.
Although few particulars in regards to the assembly, the decision-making course of or the potential penalty have been made public, sanctions might in idea vary from a tremendous to a race ban
With a choice to be communicated earlier than this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix will get underway, Vettel nonetheless heads to Spielberg armed with a 14 level lead over Hamilton within the total standings.