Lewis Hamilton’s car investigated by FIA

Sir Lewis Hamilton has finished second in both of the last two races.

The stewards randomly took a look at Sir Lewis Hamilton’s steering wheel after the Hungarian Grand Prix, and found nothing untoward.

Mercedes have been showing massive signs of improvements lately after their disappointing start to the season under the new technical regulations, and Hamilton has managed podiums in all of the last five races.

His team-mate George Russell has taken third in both of the last two in France and Hungary, giving the Silver Arrows a total of 11 for the season.

They are still yet to win a race, but Russell’s pole position in Budapest, and the pace of both cars in the race might suggest that wins are not too far off.

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Hamilton started seventh last time out after his DRS failed to activate on his final qualifying run, but he made his way up past Lando Norris and the Alpine pair of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon.

He cleared the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc after a strategic blunder from Ferrari, before passing Carlos Sainz on raw pace to take third.

Russell was next up, and he had been passed in the pits by Max Verstappen, who started 10th and undercut Hamilton earlier in the afternoon.

On fresher and softer tyres, Hamilton passed his team-mate and finished second following a tremendous display.

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After the race, more thorough checks were carried out on his steering wheel, but all was within regulation.

“After the race of the Hungarian GP, car number 44 was randomly chosen among the top ten cars for more extensive physical inspections,” read a report from Jo Bauer, technical delegate for Formula 1.

“Subject to these physical inspections was the steering wheel with internal electronics, connected wiring looms and software.

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“All inspected components were found to be in compliance with the 2022 Formula One Technical Regulations.”

Mercedes have closed the gap to 30 points to second-placed Ferrari in the Constructors’ Standings, and Hamilton has affirmed that he intends to cause “havoc” in the final nine rounds of the year, starting at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.