Nine cars under investigation after race

Jenson Button and eight other drivers are under investigation following the European Grand Prix.

Button along with Nico H???lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sebastien Buemi and Pedro de la Rosa may be handed penalties because of their safety car in-lap time.

The safety car was deployed after Mark Webber and Heikki Kovalainen collided on lap 14.

Button finished third in the original classification, Barrichello fourth, Kubica fifth, Sutil sixth, Buemi eighth, de la Rosa tenth, Petrov 11th, Liuzzi 13th and H???lkenberg did not finish.

Update: Ten drivers get penalties, Alonso and Rosberg gain extra points

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30 comments on Nine cars under investigation after race

  1. Eastman said on 27th June 2010, 17:39

    Since when has a 5 or 20 second penalty been allowable? I thought it was only a 25 second post race penalty?

    • Prisoner Monkeys said on 28th June 2010, 3:07

      I suspect the stewards handed down five-second penalties to penalise the drivers without altering the outcome of the race too much.

      Also, it may be written in the rules that speeding back to pit lane (or whatever those nine drivers did) only gets a five-second penalty. We’ve never heard of it before, because when was the last time anyone got cited for speeding back to pit lane?

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