Jun 28, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen have all been given sanctions for infringements during the second free practice session for the British Grand Prix.
Lotus were called before the stewards after they released Kimi Raikkonen in an unsafe manner within one minute of the session starting, with the team receiving a reprimand.
With four minutes of the session to go, Lewis Hamilton was returning to the pit lane; pit entry at Silverstone is very long and cuts out the final three corners. However, it transpired that the Mercedes driver did not enter in the correct fashion, with the FIA statement reading:
“The driver did not stay to the right of the bollard at the pit entry as defined in the race director’s notes to team managers.
“However, as no other cars were in the vicinity the offence is not regarded as too dangerous and it did not impede another competitor.”
As a result, Hamilton was given a reprimand.
The final visitor to the stewards’ office was Valtteri Bottas who was found to have breached the speed limit in the pit lane at the end of FP2, warranting a €1000 fine for Williams.
The driver steward for this weekend’s race is 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell.
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