Hamilton suffered two five-second overtime penalties at the Russian Grand Prix because he violated the FIA's regulations on starting practice in pre-match practice.
Hamilton completed two illegal starting practices-one of which was on the grid very close to the exit of the pit lane-which contradicted the instructions issued by FIA Race Director Marcy earlier this week. Bonnington, the race engineer of Hamilton, told him that he could start a simulated start at the exit of the pit lane.
Due to Hamilton's two violations of the starting practice regulations, the game official issued two rulings during the game, giving Hamilton two 5-second overtime penalties, and Hamilton accepted a 10-second penalty stop when stopping.
Hamilton was very angry at the punishment, and exploded in foul language.
At the same time, the official also confirmed that Hamilton’s super driver’s license was deducted 2 points in total, and 1 point was deducted for each violation. In this scoring cycle, Hamilton has been deducted 10 points. This scoring cycle ends at the end of this year's Turkish Grand Prix.
At the Brazilian Grand Prix last year, Hamilton was deducted 2 points for colliding with Alben. He was deducted 4 points in the two Austrian Grand Prix this year: 2 points were due to ignoring the yellow flag; 2 points were due to the collision with Alben in the second Spielberg Grand Prix. At the Italian Grand Prix in early September, Hamilton was deducted 2 super license points for entering the pit lane in violation of the red light.