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Lewis Hamilton Fined 5,000 Euros for Safety Belt Breach Committed During Celebration

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his Brazilian GP win by waving the nation flag. (AP Photo)

Lewis Hamilton was levied a high quality as he launched his seat belt and picked up a Brazilian flag to have a good time his exceptional Grand Prix win.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated:November 15, 2021, 12:45 IST

Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fined 5,000 euros (5,723.50 {dollars}) on Sunday after he launched his seat belt and picked up a Brazilian flag to have a good time victory at Interlagos. An additional 20,000 euro high quality was suspended by way of to the tip of 2022. Stewards had summoned a Mercedes staff consultant for an alleged breach of the sporting code by their driver. The code states that drivers “have to be correctly restrained of their seat by security belts… always throughout a contest when it’s cell on a circuit, pit lane, particular stage or competitors course.”

Hamilton had slowed after profitable the race to wave on the crowd and gather the flag.

“While the stewards are sympathetic to the will to have a good time, it’s essentially unsafe to undo the seatbelts whereas the automotive is in movement,” the choice mentioned.

“Slow speeds in these vehicles are very quick for an unrestrained occupant.

“Further, Formula One drivers set the instance for junior classes. It is essential that junior class drivers be taught the significance of utilizing all the security gadgets of the automotive always.”

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