Despite being called into the Formula 1 stewards' office for driving unnecessarily slowly in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton says he was well within his delta time.
McLaren driver Lando Norris was also invited to account for a similar offence
Those notes state that “drivers must stay under the maximum time limit set by the FIA
Stewards noted that 35 drivers committed 55 violations during qualifying at the Spanish GP
Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher were the most serious offenders, both receiving warnings.
Ahead of his meeting with the stewards, Hamilton insisted that he had been off the racing line as well as following the delta.
“I was within my delta. I slowed down and pulled off, completely off, to allow other cars to pass. But they wouldn’t go by.”
“However, I wasn’t doing anything unsafe today. I was offline and I wasn’t below my delta.”-Hamilton