Lewis Hamilton gets grid penalty for Austrian GP

Lewis Hamilton gets grid penalty for the Austrian GP after the incident with Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying, he confirmed in Instagram.

Mercedes’ driver gets 3-grid penalty and will start from P5 tomorrow.

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Lewis Hamilton after qualifying said he ‘wasn’t aware’ the Alfa Romeo was closing on him when Raikkonen-Hamilton met on track.

Hamilton’s radio messages from Austrian GP qualifying reveal Mercedes did advise him he’d be caught by Alfa Romeo car after he left the pit in Q1.

“I wasn’t aware that car was coming so not the easiest” said Hamilton after qualifying.

“Basically I saw one of the team’s cars came by,”

“And I was braking for the hairpin, turn three, and I saw the one coming”

“I got off the brakes and tried to go straight on to try and get out of the way because I didn’t want to meet him in the corner” added Lewis Hamilton.