Esteban Ocon’s eighth place finished at the United States GP is under threat after Force India were summoned to the stewards over an alleged fuel infringement.
Ocon started Sunday’s race at the Circuit of the Americas sixth on the grid and 56 laps later brought his Racing Point Force India F1 car home in eighth place.
That, however, is under threat.
Following the grand prix Force India were summoned to the stewards to answer an alleged infringement of “exceeding the fuel mass flow [limit] during lap one.”
Article 5.1.4 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations states that “fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h.”
The last time a car was found to have breached this rule, back in 2014, Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified from the Australian Grand Prix.
After the race, the stewards also confirmed that Kevin Magnussen’s P9 finish also under investigation.
That's over 105kg of fuel by the way! Not sure by how much exceeded. https://t.co/TBzVkKGDKa
— Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) October 21, 2018