Lewis Hamilton has been placed under investigation for an alleged DRS infringement during qualifying for Formula 1’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Hamilton set the fastest time during qualifying on Friday afternoon at Interlagos in order to capture top spot on the grid for Sprint.
Hamilton already faces a five-place grid penalty that will be applied after Sprint.
But a few hours after the conclusion of qualifying came a bulletin from the FIA outlining an alleged infringement.
“The uppermost rear wing element adjustable positions were checked on car number 44 for compliance with Article 3.6.3 of the 2021 Formula One Technical Regulations,” read a statement issued by Technical Delegate Jo Bauer.
“The requirement for the minimum distance was fulfilled. But the requirement for the maximum of 85mm, when the DRS system is deployed and tested in accordance with TD/011-19, were not fulfilled. I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration.”
Previous breaches of the technical regulations during a session have resulted in a driver’s exclusion.