Vergne Handed Post-Race Penalty For Gutierrez Clash

Jean-Eric Vergne has been awarded a post-race penalty at the United States Grand Prix.

The checkered flag had flown but Esteban Gutierrez and Vergne were still scrapping for 12th when the two made contact. Gutierrez was sent off track, rejoining in sixteenth while Vergne crossed the line twelfth. However, Stewards deemed Vergne to be at fault and handed him the post-race equivalent of a drive-through penalty – twenty seconds added to his race time.

This additional time means that he will instead finish sixteenth, right behind Gutierrez who moves up to fifteenth.

To see the full race report, click here.

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