Lewis Hamilton has been given a monetary fine by the stewards for unbuckling the seatbelt while driving the car.

Details:

  • Hamilton has been given a €5k fine as well as additional €20k fine, which will be suspended by the end of 2022.

The stewards’ statement:

  • “The driver of car 44, Lewis Hamilton, undid his seat belts on the in-lap at the end of the race.”
  • “While the stewards are sympathetic to the desire to celebrate, it is fundamentally unsafe to undo the seatbelts while the car is in motion.”
  • “Slow speeds in these cars are very fast for an unrestrained occupant. Further, Formula 1 drivers set the example for junior categories. It is critical that junior category drivers learn the importance of using all the safety devices of the car at all times.”

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