The Stewards are investigating the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg after an alleged breach of the rules in Saturday’s qualifying for the British Grand Prix.
The breach Rosberg is alleged to have broken is “”exceeding the maximum time set by the FIA between the safety car line after the pit exit and safety car line before the pit entry at 13.05″. A team member and Rosberg will therefore meet with the Stewards at 15.30 local time to address the alleged breach of article 27.5 of the Sporting Code.
Article 27.5 reads: “At no time may a car be driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person.
“This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pitlane.
“In order to ensure that cars are not driven unnecessarily slowly on in laps during and after the end of qualifying, or during reconnaissance laps when the pit exit is opened for the race, drivers must stay below the maximum time set by the FIA between the safety car line after the pit exit and safety car line before the pit entry.
“The maximum time will be determined by the race director at each event after the first day of practice, but may be amended later in the event if deemed necessary.
“The time will normally be based upon 145% of the best dry P1 or P2 time.”
It is understood that the German did too slow of an out lap in Q1 which caught the eye of the Stewards.
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