Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is starting Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix from fifth spot after stewards gave him a three-pl

Hamilton starts Austrian GP from 5th after grid penalty

submited by
Style Pass
2020-07-05 14:32:47

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is starting Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix from fifth spot after stewards gave him a three-place grid penalty following an incident in Saturday’s qualifying

Hamilton starts Austrian GP from 5th after grid penaltyBy JEROME PUGMIREAP Auto Racing WriterThe Associated PressSPIELBERG, Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix from fifth spot, after stewards gave him a three-place grid penalty following an incident in Saturday’s qualifying.

It means Max Verstappen starts from second place behind Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in pole position, and that McLaren’s Lando Norris jumps up to third and Red Bull’s Alexander Albon goes from fourth.

The decision was made because Hamilton failed to slow under a yellow flag after his Mercedes teammate Bottas had spun off the track late on in qualifying.

Leave a Comment