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Twelve post-race penalties mix up Austrian GP result

Almost 5 hours after the chequered flag, the FIA confirmed the ultimate results of the Austrian Grand Prix after 12 further post-race penalties had been issued for track-limits violations.

Eight drivers had been hit with time penalties — some a number of occasions — that means the race end result needed to be reissued to mirror the modifications in place.

Nonetheless, the highest three weren’t affected, that means Max Verstappen retained his seventh victory of the season forward of Charles Leclerc in second and Sergio Perez in third.

Carlos Sainz, who acquired a 10-second penalty, dropped from fourth place to sixth within the remaining classification, whereas Lewis Hamilton dropped from seventh place to eighth and Pierre Gasly misplaced ninth place to Lance Stroll and completed tenth.

All the opposite penalties had been utilized to drivers exterior the factors.

The potential for added penalties, which had been utilized on prime of the eight penalties issued throughout and instantly after the race, got here to mild after Aston Martin protested the end result within the perception that some observe limits violations had gone unpenalised.

The stewards accepted the protest and revealed the FIA was already working via a complete of 1,200 potential transgressions to find out whether or not additional penalties had been needed.

It was not till 9:30 p.m. native time that the total listing of penalties was revealed.

Beneath F1’s laws, three track-limits infringements ends in a warning, with a fourth leading to a five-second penalty and a fifth leading to a 10-second penalty. As soon as a 10-second penalty has been issued, the method is reset for that driver and the counting of infringements restarts.

Such a lot of observe limits violations in a single race is unprecedented, with all the extra penalties ensuing from drivers operating huge in both Turns 9 or 10 on the finish of the Purple Bull Ring lap.

Of their assertion issuing the penalties, the stewards “very strongly suggest {that a} answer be discovered to the observe limits state of affairs at



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