Lewis Hamilton has been disqualified from qualifying at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix for a technical infringement on his Mercedes car.
The rear wing on his Mercedes was found to contravene rules after he set pole position for Saturday’s ‘sprint’ event.
It means Hamilton will start the ‘sprint’ from last place, with title rival Max Verstappen on pole.
In a separate verdict, Verstappen was fined 50,000 euros for touching Hamilton’s car after qualifying.
The decision to penalise Hamilton is a potentially major blow to his title hopes at a crucial time as the season heads towards its climax.
More to follow.