Nico Rosberg has been relegated to third place in the final classification for the British Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver has been given a ten-second time penalty after assistance given by his team on the radio was ruled a breach of the regulations.
The stewards noted: “Having considered the matter extensively, the stewards determined that the team gave some instructions to the driver that were specifically permitted under Technical Directive 014-16.”
“However the stewards determined that the team then went further and gave instructions to the driver that were not permitted under the technical directive, and were in breach of article 27.1 of the Sporting Regulations, that the driver must drive the car alone and unaided.”
The following radio messages involving Rosberg were broadcast late in the race:
|Nico Rosberg||Gearbox problem.|
|Tony Ross||Chassis default zero, one.|
|Tony Ross||Avoid seventh gear Nico.|
|Nico Rosberg||What does that mean? I have to shift through it.|
|Tony Ross||Affirm, Nico, affirm. You have to shift through it.|
Rosberg’s demotion promotes Max Verstappen to second in the final classification.
2016 British Grand Prix
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