Grosjean Penalized For Button Crash

Romain Grosjean has been handed a post-race penalty by stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Lotus driver was handed a drive-through for his crash with Jenson Button mid-way through the Hungarian Grand Prix during a botched overtaking attempt into the chicane. As the investigation was handled after the race, a penalty such as a drive-through is translated into a twenty second time penalty.

However, as Romain finished 21.6 seconds clear of Jenson Button, the next driver on track, he wont be moved down the order.

Grosjean was a regular guest at the stewards office this weekend: After Qualifying his car failed a front floor deflection test which saw him likely to lose his Qualifying time. However, as the team successfully argued that he’d hit a Kerb during Q2 and hence caused damage which would cause the increased deflection, instead of purposefully defying the technical regulations, he was allowed to keep his third on the grid.

Then the Frenchman passed Ferrari’s Felipe Massa mid-race at Turn 4 and was given a penalty for overtaking off track limits. The decision has raised eye-brows in the paddock as to the fairness in the stewards decision.

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2 responses to “Grosjean Penalized For Button Crash

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  2. malcolm smith

    The drive through was a little naughty really n shouldnt been given i beleive as he is improveing/exciteing n should be encouraged n given some slack ?

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