How Briton’s team told him about infraction
Hamilton is informed he will have to take a penalty
Hamilton: “Was the light on when I came in?”
Mercedes pit wall: “I believe there was a light on at Turn 11.”
Hamilton: “But was it on in the pit lane?”
Hamilton then hints he disagrees with his team on when to take the penalty after the restart
Hamilton: “When am I taking this penalty?”
Mercedes pit wall: “We’ll be taking it straight away, within two laps.”
Hamilton: “Sure that’s the best? We might as well risk it?
Mercedes pit wall: “Yes, we think this is for the best.”
James Vowles, Mercedes Chief Strategist:
“Trust me on this one.”
After taking his penalty Hamilton is still unhappy
Mercedes pit wall: “So Lewis, 23-second gap to the pack.”
Hamilton: “That’s ****** ”
A nightmare for the world champion...