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FIA explain legality of Hamilton's Imola reverse

Lewis Hamilton’s reverse manoeuvre back onto the circuit at Imola was completely within the rules, the FIA have confirmed. The seven-time World Champion found himself up against the barrier with a damaged front wing when he ran wide at Tosa while lapping George Russell during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, shortly after he had switched to slick tyres on a drying circuit. The only method of extricating his Mercedes from the gravel was to engage reverse gear, which Hamilton did all the way back onto the track after a failed attempt at executing a spin-turn to propel the car forwards. Questions were raised as to why the 36-year-old Briton had not been penalised, with his compatriot Nigel...
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