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Hulkenberg handed Suzuka grid drop for Massa clash

20 Sep 2015

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg has been given a three-place grid penalty for next weekend’s Grand Prix in Japan for causing a collision with Williams’ Felipe Massa during Sunday’s Singapore race.

Hulkenberg came together with Massa on lap 13 as the Williams exited the pit lane. While Massa was able to continue, the Force India was pitched into the air and side on into the wall, causing its German driver's instant retirement.

It took the Singapore stewards just six minutes from the time they announced their investigation into the incident to decide that Hulkenberg was at fault, stating: “The driver of car 27 had an open line of vision to car 19 leaving the pits. Car 19 should have been left racing room.”

WATCH: Hulkenberg and Massa collide in Singapore