Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has escaped with a reprimand from the Russian Grand Prix stewards for an incident in qualifying.
Hamilton was summoned to see the officials as he had rejoined incorrectly after going wide over the run-off area at Turn 2 early in Q1.
Race direction had previously instructed drivers to keep to the left of a red and white polstyrene block in the run-off area before rejoining if they went off-track at that spot.
In-car camera footage showed Hamilton had not done so when he braked too late into the corner on an early qualifying run.
After discussing the incident with Hamilton, the stewards - including ex-F1 driver and five-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Emanuele Pirro this week - ruled that it did not warrant anything beyond a reprimand.
As he was previously reprimanded for reversing in the Bahrain GP pitlane during qualifying, Hamilton can only afford one more such ruling before receiving a 10-place grid penalty.
Hamilton is only 10th on the Russian GP grid having been unable to participate in the pole shootout due to an MGU-H issue.