Sebastian Vettel has been handed a 3-place grid penalty for impeding Fernando Alonso in the Austrian GP qualifying.
The starting grid of Sunday’s Austrian GP race will have a bit different look after one of the latest decisions from the stewards. Aston Martin’s driver Vettel has got a 3-place grid penalty for the race after blocking Alpine’s Alonso at the end of Q2.
“Alonso was on his fast lap just before the end of Q2. When he approached the last two corners (9 and 10), there was still a queue of 3 cars preparing for their final qualifying lap. Vettel was the last car in this line and impeded Alonso and as a result, Alonso had to abort his final qualifying lap,” mentioned in the statement.
The German will now start the race 11th after qualifying 8th.