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F1 - Three-place grid penalty for Hulkenberg


The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, heard from team representatives and examined video evidence and the parts concerned, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.

No / Driver     27 - Nico Hulkenberg Competitor Sahara Force India F1 Team

Time               15:59

Session          Qualifying

Fact                Car 27 was released in an unsafe condition during practice.

Offence          Breach of Article 28.13 (b) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.

Decision         Drop of 3 grid positions.

Reason           Car 27 was released in an unsafe condition as the wheel and tyre fell off at turn 10.