Lewis Hamilton, whose car was squeezed by Charles Leclercs Ferrari at Monza, claimed stewards had not followed the rules
Lewis Hamilton has called for consistency in penalty decision-making in Formula One, after he felt Charles Leclerc had not obeyed the rules during his victory at the Italian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver insisted Leclerc, who took his second win for Ferrari at Monza, had deserved the success but also said he may speak to the Monegasque driver in private about what had happened on track.
Leclerc took the win after the two drivers had enjoyed a long battle. It had come to a head at the Roggia chicane where Hamilton looked to pass but Leclerc squeezed him wide. Hamilton believed he had not been left a cars width of space as the regulations require but Leclerc was issued only with a warning. Hamilton said that had he not ceded the position they would have clashed and specifically referenced the cars width regulation.
Weve just constantly asked for consistency, said Hamilton of the stewards. There was a rule put in place, and then it wasnt abided by today. They used different consequences for the rule today. I dont know why that was the case. I guess the stewards woke up on a different side of the bed this morning, I dont know.