Esteban Ocon has been handed a five-second time penalty for getting in contact with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in the pitlane.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton made a solid start from P14 and gained three places to P11 after he crossed Alpine’s, Fernando Alonso. However, when the driver made a pit stop he lost position as he made contact with the Alpine driver Esteban Ocon in the pitlane.
Ocon made an unsafe release in the pitlane and made contact with Hamilton’s car while exiting. Doing so, he took over the seven-time world champion. Stewards later put the incident under investigation and handed a five-second time penalty to the French man.
The Briton had a slow pit stop and then later on as he struggled to get the tyres warmed up, he lost another position to the Williams’ Alex Albon.
Looking at the incident, F1 fans fumed over Ocon for not being careful with his pit exit.
Esteban Ocon ruined Lewis Hamilton’s race
Hamilton started off good in the Emilia Romagna GP as he gained three places and came close to the points giving positions. But a load of bad luck cracked down on him with the incident in the pitlane.
F1 fans went furious looking over how Hamilton lost places.
Hamilton has not been the luckiest. That incidence with Ocon fucked him off and Russel took advantage of that first crash coz 3 cars fucked off right in-front of him. He had a free run
— BlueWhale🐋 (@Abdurrahmerhn) April 24, 2022
If Hamilton retires after this year, would I miss him? Absolutely not. Russel is miles clear in this car this season. Hamilton is just midfield now, it’s like watching Stroll or Ocon.
— PinheadFTW (@PinheadFTW) April 24, 2022
God, just allowing Ocon to run out and smack into Hamilton and not making him surrender position is absolutely fucked.
— Syn, Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦 (@SynStopTweeting) April 24, 2022
No luck on the start like George did and then got so unlucky on the pit stop when he could of come out 9th he comes out 14 th n ocon bangs him n takes his place lol 😭 Hamilton’s luck in his last 5 races including Abu Dhabi have been madness 🤯. https://t.co/jctJKJMH2n
— Estin Brown (@essyybaby) April 24, 2022