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Hamilton and Perez penalised for ignoring yellow flags 28 Oct 2011

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/26.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Practice Day, Friday, 28 October 2011 Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber C30.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Practice Day, Friday, 28 October 2011

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Sauber’s Sergio Perez have both been handed three-place grid penalties for Sunday’s Indian race. The New Delhi stewards decided Hamilton and Perez had ignored double waved yellow flags during Practice One at the Buddh International Circuit on Friday morning.

The Briton and the Mexican were caught out right at the very end of the opening practice session by the yellow flags which had been prompted by Williams’ Pastor Maldonado, who had stopped with an engine failure at Turn 16. Hamilton finished the session as the fastest runner, whilst Perez secured 14th on the timesheets after their final efforts.

Renault’s Vitaly Petrov also goes into qualifying with a grid penalty after his collision with the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher during the Korean race. Petrov will drop five place on the Indian grid.