The penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton after the Belgian Grand Prix will be dropped today… if McLaren’s lawyers can successfully prove that Hamilton gained no advantage by cutting a corner at the Spa race. You may have read about the incident.
McLaren will try to overturn the penalty, which amounted to Lewis losing the race victory and a maximum 10-point score, by attempting to prove that Hamilton cut the chicane to avoid a crash with Kimi Raikkonen and by calling on the dialogue the team had with FIA race director Charlie Whiting after the incident. Whiting is thought to have told McLaren that there was ‘no problem’ with the way Lewis handed back the lead to Kimi.
Of course, the FIA might have another opinion…