The official of the F1 Russian Grand Prix punished Hamilton with two extra time of 5 seconds and the deduction of 2 super license points. This penalty after the game was controversial. Soon after, the official of the race committee changed the sentence to impose a fine of 25,000 euros on the Mercedes team and cancelled the decision to deduct 2 points for the Hamilton super driver's license. FIA Tournament Director Michael Massi said: After an investigation, the game official’s initial punishment for Hamilton was “inappropriate”.
"After the race was over, the racing officer listened to the opinions of the team and driver No. 44. At that time, the Mercedes team did tell Hamilton through instructions that they could start practice. Based on this consideration, the racing officer believed that the ruling at that time was inappropriate. A fine of 25,000 euros was imposed on the team.” Massi told Motorsport.com.
Regarding where on the track can be practiced, Marcy explained: "The location of the practice start is highly related to the track, and we will describe it in detail in the instructions. So for each race, Lewis and other drivers are The starting practice should be conducted at the designated starting point according to the instructions of the race director."