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British GP: Lewis Hamilton reprimanded over pit entry move

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, British GP 2013, SilverstoneLewis Hamilton has been reprimanded for making a late entry to the pitlane during second practice for the British Grand Prix.

Formula 1 drivers had been instructed to keep to the right of a bollard at the pitlane entry if they planned to come into the pits at the Silverstone circuit.

However, Hamilton did not follow that instruction so was called to see the stewards.

A report by the stewards said that Hamilton had only been given a reprimand because he did not risk the safety of other competitors.

"As no other cars were in the vicinity, the offence is not regarded as too dangerous and it did not impede another competitor," said the stewards.

The reprimand is Hamilton's first of the season.

Hamilton was not the only driver to fall foul of the stewards at Silverstone on Friday.

Williams was fined 1000 for Valtteri Bottas speeding in the pitlane in second free practice, while Lotus was reprimanded for an unsafe pitstop release for Kimi Raikkonen.

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