Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff admitted to relief on Sunday (September 6) evening after a long and crucial meeting with the stewards.
Lewis Hamilton’s Monza victory was in doubt because Pirelli, supported by the FIA, found on the grid that his tyre was 0.3 PSI under the new mandatory limit.
EXPECTED HAMILTON TO BE DISQUALIFIED
Apparently a clear technical breach, with both performance and safety implications, many in the paddock had expected the British driver to be disqualified.
But after a long wait, the FIA finally announced that Hamilton can keep his win.
A statement read: “The stewards have determined that the pressure in the tyres concerned were at the minimum start pressure recommended by Pirelli when they were fitted to the car,” a statement read.