Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have been disqualified from the US Grand Prix due to illegal floors in their cars, resulting in a second-place finish for Lando Norris and a podium for Carlos Sainz, and allowing Logan Sargeant to earn his first point in Formula 1.
‣ Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have been disqualified
‣ Their cars were found to be not legal
‣ Hamilton finished in second place and Leclerc in sixth
‣ Lando Norris moves up to second place and Carlos Sainz earns a podium finish
Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc faced a devastating blow as they were disqualified from the US Grand Prix due to their cars being found illegal by the stewards. This ruling not only strips them of their positions on the leaderboard but also nullifies any points they had earned during the race. While Hamilton secured a commendable second place finish, coming all the way from P3, his efforts now go in vain.
In the aftermath of the disqualification, Hamilton expressed his disappointment but remained positive about his overall performance, stating, “I was really happy with how I drove today. I gave it my all and fought hard to catch Verstappen. It’s unfortunate that we got disqualified, but I’m proud of what we achieved on the track.” Leclerc, on the other hand, had to settle for a sixth-place finish, which now bears no significance due to his disqualification.
The consequences of this ruling have had a significant impact on the final standings of the race. Lando Norris emerges as the unexpected beneficiary, now securing second place after the disqualification of Hamilton. Carlos Sainz also finds himself on the podium, a well-deserved result after the hard-fought race. However, the true winner in this turn of events is Logan Sargeant, who managed to secure his first-ever Formula 1 point with a 12th place finish in his home race.
The disqualification of Hamilton and Leclerc has undoubtedly reshaped the outcome of the US Grand Prix. While their performances on the track were commendable, the illegal state of their cars has cost them their well-earned positions. As the race moves forward, it remains to be seen how these drivers will bounce back from this setback and regain their footing in the championship standings.