Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have been faraway from the race outcomes of the US Grand Prix.
Erik van Haren Vincent Van Genechten
Effectively after the top of the race in Austin (about 4 hours) the announcement got here that the automotive of each Hamilton (Mercedes) and Leclerc (Ferrari) had failed the inspection. This considerations the plank beneath the automotive, which had an excessive amount of put on. Each groups might have taken an excessive amount of threat with the automotive’s journey peak. The bumpy Circuit of the Americas would not assist in that respect, however that’s no excuse afterwards. The vehicles of winner Max Verstappen and Lando Norris had been additionally checked for a similar half, however no defects had been discovered.
The stewards then reviewed the scenario, however had no alternative however to disqualify each Hamilton and Leclerc. Hamilton initially completed second and Leclerc sixth. Norris moved as much as second place and Carlos Sainz ultimately completed third.
Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez (now fourth) has finished good enterprise within the battle for second place within the World Cup standings. As a substitute of a lead of 19 factors, the hole with Hamilton is now all of a sudden 39 factors.