Shanghai result modified after flag error
20 April 2014 – The Chinese Grand Prix has been cut short by two laps after the chequered flag was waved at Lewis Hamilton earlier than planned.
Hamilton sent a radio message with one lap remaining suggesting that the flag had already been waved to signal the end of the race.
The Mercedes driver continued to take victory on the correct lap, but the regulations require a change to the results in the event of a signal error.
The points-paying positions stay the same, but Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi's late move on Marussia rival Jules Bianchi will not stand.
Article 43.2 of Formula 1's sporting regulations explains: "Should for any reason the end-of-race signal be given before the leading car completes the scheduled number of laps, or the prescribed time has been completed, the race will be deemed to have finished when the leading car last crossed the line before the signal was given."