Today it was announced that Formula One giants McLaren will be suspended for three races after they were found guilty of misleading stewards at the Australian Grand Prix.
Motor sport’s governing body, the FIA, found the British team guilty of five charges of breaching Formula 1 rules at the special inquiry based in Paris.
The new racing season as already turned out to be a disaster so far for Lewis Hamilton and co, with McLaren a huge 37 points behind current leaders Brawn.
Despite McLaren admitting to the charges they faced, they may still act against the decision and appeal.
This must surely put world champion Hamilton out of the running for the defence of his title this early in the racing season.
The incident occurred in the opening race in Melbourne, where Hamilton finished fourth behind Jarno Trulli’s Toyota.
The two McLaren’s are current in 7th and 10th position in the drivers standings.
Jenson Button’s season s been a success from the start and this surely gives the Brit the chance to extend his lead at the top of the table.
Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will have to wait until the British Grand Prix in June till they can next hit the track.
Since Hamilton’s introduction onto the racing circuit in 2007 it as never been an easy ride for the young Brit, with this incident being yet another hammer in the young star’s works.
Hamilton is a strong character and despite lacking the car technology this season, he has already showed improvement having started the Australian Grand Prix in 20th to starting the Bahrain circuit in 5th, but surely this must end the youngsters season.
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