At the end of the Sochi race, Lewis Hamilton finished in P3, missing the chance to match the number of wins with Michael Schumacher.
However, the race was not an easy one for the Briton. Even at the beginning of the race, the driver received two five-seconds penalties for practicing start procedure before the race in the wrong place on the track.
The driver does not support the decision of the Stewards and believes that they are trying to escalate the intrigue in the individual competition, where Lewis is already too far away from Valtteri Bottas and other drivers.
"I'm pretty sure no one has got two five-second penalties for something so ridiculous before," Hamilton said.
"I didn't put anyone in danger, I've done this at a million tracks over the years and never been questioned on it. But it is what it is."
Lewis also added he would "need to go back and see what the rules are or what exactly I did wrong."
As for the race, Lewis tried to manage with Soft tyres. 10-seconds penalty dropped him back, but the driver could get to the top 3.
"The first stint on the Soft was also challenging, as I was trying to go as far as I could on that tyre. I think I did pretty well on the Soft and from then, it was about trying to recover as much as possible," explained Lewis.
"It was just one of those days, but I’m grateful that I still managed to get a podium, bag some points and didn’t lose as much as I could have done. Congratulations to Valtteri on the win, and I’ll take the points and move forward."
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