Lewis Hamilton causes panic in pit lane as signal flies off Mercedes automotive forward of Dutch GP

Lewis Hamilton went out with a sign still on his car

Lewis Hamilton went out with an indication nonetheless on his automotive (Picture: SKYSPORTS)

Lewis Hamilton brought about a little bit of panic as he exited the storage for the Dutch Grand Prix when Sky Sports activities reporter Ted Kravitz seen an indication flying off the Mercedes automotive within the pit lane. The drivers have been all leaving the storage to take their positions on the grid with Max Verstappen getting an enormous cheer from the Dutch crowd.

Hamilton was simply behind him within the pit lane earlier than Kravitz shouted on commentary that one thing had been left on the Mercedes automotive. Cameras shortly panned again to Hamilton down the pit exit with an indication seen flailing within the air off the highest of his W13.

The signal quickly flew off Hamilton’s automotive, touchdown on the street with Kravitz noting that each automotive behind him was driving over it. “Oh no!” Kravitz stated on Sky Sports activities.

“They’ve left a bit of factor on the highest of Lewis Hamilton’s automotive, which has simply flown off. Mercedes had left a bit of factor the place it says ‘gasoline in petronas’ on the highest of his digital camera on the highest of his automotive and it is simply flown off.

Lewis Hamilton starts the race in fourth

Lewis Hamilton begins the race in fourth (Picture: GETTY)

“That is fortunate that it did not fly off… look it is being hit by each automotive as they go down the pit lane. That is a bit of bit messy from Mercedes. They need to have seen that. I noticed it, they need to have seen it.”

It did not seem to trigger any points for the automobiles driving behind Hamilton although as each automotive bought to the grid with none points. Hamilton and George Russell have proven huge enhancements from final week in Spa and have been within the battle for pole on Saturday.

Max Verstappen had stolen pole from Charles Leclerc within the dying seconds of Q3 with Sergio Perez, Russell and Hamilton nonetheless to cross the road for his or her ultimate lap. However the two Mercedes automobiles needed to step off the fuel from their scorching lap after Perez crashed out on the ultimate nook.

Hamilton had been faster than each Verstappen and Leclerc within the first two sectors and Toto Wolff stated the Brit was on track to take his first pole of the season. “It is very irritating,” Wolff stated.

“We have been a tenth up on Verstappen and Leclerc, so Lewis was on for pole. We have been forward. Clearly it isn’t the case on the finish.

“I feel he [Perez] pushed it rather a lot and misplaced it. It isn’t his fault. You lose the pole due to a yellow flag otherwise you lose the pole due to just a few hundredths by working first. It is all the time afterwards that you recognize higher.”

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