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Vettel penalised for China over Webber clash 30 Sep 2007

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Toro Rosso 
Formula One World Championship, Rd15, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Fuji Speedway, Fuji, Japan, Sunday, 30 September 2007

Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel will drop ten places on the grid at his next race as penalty for his collision with Red Bull’s Mark Webber in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Vettel ran into the back of the Australian during the second safety-car period whilst in third place. Webber was out on the spot as a result, while Vettel made it back to the pits before retiring his damaged STR02.

The incident was subsequently investigated by stewards, who decided that Vettel had breached Article 16.1 of the Formula One sporting regulations in causing the collision.

As a result the German will be demoted 10 grid places at his next race, expected to be the Chinese Grand Prix next weekend.