Sebastian Vettel could take a penalty for the Bahrain Grand Prix after he has been called to the Stewards post-qualifying.
He has summoned over a possible qualifying infraction, as he is being investigated for driving too slowly on his in-lap.
Vettel has been called over an “alleged breach of Article 27.4 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and failing to observe the Race Director’s instruction, document 2 (item 16.1), driving unnecessarily slowly on an in lap at 18:13 during qualifying.”
As per the sporting regulations, drivers are required to stay above a minimum time between the two safety car lines during in-laps to ensure they don't become a danger to their fellow drivers.
For this weekend's event, drivers were notified to stay above 1:55.000 on their in-laps.
Similar incidents happened several times in 2018, however no grid penalties were handed out as a result. Kevin Magnussen and Sergey Sirotkin were reprimanded, while Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon escaped penalties.