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Hamilton fined and reprimanded for running out of fuel

ESPNF1 Staff
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Lewis Hamilton's McLaren ran out of fuel after his qualifying lap © Getty Images
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Lewis Hamilton has kept his pole position after a post-qualifying stewards investigation in Montreal.

The officials looked into whether the McLaren driver should be penalised after he drove slowly on his in-lap at the end of Q3. Hamilton was asked by his engineer to pull to the side of the circuit so that enough fuel was left in his tank for a fuel sample to be taken.

It has emerged that Hamilton was fined $10,000 and officially reprimanded, but the grid order for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix will stand.