Lewis Hamilton’s 91st career one-day Formula One victory for record equalization was a huge success at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday. Steward had informed the Mercedes driver, who was on pole in Sochi, before the start that he was under investigation.
“What happened? What happened ?,” Briton left when told of the decision. “Where is he in the rule book?”
Hamilton piled up after 17 laps and reached 11th.
“It’s just ridiculous,” he said on team radio.
Hamilton’s teammate and closest rival, Valtteri Bottas, was 55 points behind in the standings after nine races.
Hamilton is a win away from Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s all-time win record.
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