The four drivers were summoned post-qualifying to explain why they failed to heed the event notes of FIA race director Michael Masi regarding his instruction relating to turn two at the Sochi Autodrom.
During qualifying, the quartet went off track at the second corner, but in doing so were obliged to make their way back on track after snaking their way through a makeshift chicane comprising polystyrene blocks. None did so.
The stewards, however, decided to take no further action against the quartet, ensuring Mercedes driver Hamilton will start from pole for the 96th time in his F1 career.
In all four cases, the stewards stated that: "The driver left the track at turn 2 and did not manage to re-join the track as defined in the event notes.
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