Masi explains Hamilton's mid-race stewards visit
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Formula 1 Race Director Michael Masi had no problem with Lewis Hamilton's visit the stewards while the Italian Grand Prix was under red flag

Hamilton finished seventh after falling to last on the road courtesy of a 10 second stop-go penalty.

The Mercedes driver had been leading the race to that point, but was penalised for entering a closed pit lane.

With the race stopped for a second incident shortly afterwards, Hamilton took the opportunity to visit the stewards.

"From my understanding yes, during the race suspension Lewis did go up and see the stewards," Masi said.

"I don't know what was said because I wasn't in there, but from my understanding it was that once he saw the footage he came across fairly content. As content as you can be.

"There's nothing stopping it and thankfully we don't have too many red flags.

"The stewards, like everyone, have a very much open-door policy. If someone's got a question, they can ask."

Masi also explained that, the moment Hamilton entered the closed pit lane, his fate was sealed and stewards had no choice…
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