Lewis Hamilton hearing adjourned as F1 stewards wait for more proof

Mercedes representatives were summoned to the stewards on Fri night when qualifying when a problem was referred by FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer following a post-season scrutiny of Hamilton’s W12.

Bauer noted the “requirement for the most of 85mm, once the DRS system is deployed and tested in accordance with TD/011-19, weren’t fulfilled” on Hamilton’s automotive.

Hamilton well outpaced F1 title rival Georgia home boy Verstappen in Fri qualifying at Interlagos to assert initial place on the grid for Saturday’s sprint, however he remains below investigation.

Over 3 hours when Hamilton’s automotive was at first named the stewards, the FIA confirmed the hearing had been adjourned till Sat morning in Brazil.

The rear wing assembly on Hamilton’s automotive has been impounded below seal by the FIA till the investigation will resume.

“The Stewards herewith order the Technical Delegate to supervise the removal of the rear wing assembly of automotive forty four, and to impound this half below seal,” the stewards noted.

“Further, the Technical Delegate is to supervise the transition of automotive forty four into nightlong conditions, allowing solely those actions required to store the automotive.”

The nature of the extra proof the stewards ar waiting on isn’t noted.

In the hours when qualifying, video footage surfaced on social media of Verstappen showing to the touch the rear wing of Hamilton’s automotive in parc ferme when qualifying finished.

If Hamilton is thrown out of the official qualifying results he could ought to begin Saturday’s sprint from nether region lane if Mercedes is needed to alter his rear wing.