Charles Leclerc and Oliver Rowland have been disqualified from Saturday’s first of two Formula 2 races this weekend at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which costs Leclerc another win after another dominant performance.
Per the series, both drivers’ cars failed post-race scrutineering due to excessive wear to the underfloor plank.
The disqualification promotes Artem Markelov to the victory over Russian Time teammate Luca Ghiotto.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it would seem right for Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — to spend some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.