Home - The Official Formula 1 Website Skip to content

Hulkenberg penalised after Force India protest 26 Sep 2010

(L to R): Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Williams with Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India F1 in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Race, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday, 26 September 2010

Williams’ Nico Hulkenberg has had 20s added to his Singapore race time for leaving the track and gaining an advantage on lap one. It follows an identical penalty for Force India’s Adrian Sutil.

After receiving Sutil’s penalty, which dropped him from eighth to tenth in the results, Force India protested, claiming that Hulkenberg had committed the same offence.

After hearing evidence from Hulkenberg and Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi, the stewards agreed and also penalised the German, dropping him to tenth place. He originally crossed the line in ninth.

Sutil now moves up to ninth, having originally fallen to tenth following his penalty. Ferrari's Felipe Massa, who was tenth at the flag, moves up to eighth.

For tickets and travel to 2010 Formula One races, >click here.
For Formula One and F1 team merchandise, target=_blank>click here.