Bottas penalty for Ricciardo clash


10-second penalty for Bottas but Finn keeps fifth position

Last Updated: 29/07/18 5:31pm










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Watch as Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo collide late on in the Hungarian GP

Watch as Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo collide late on in the Hungarian GP

Valtteri Bottas has picked up a 10-second penalty for colliding with Daniel Ricciardo amid a chaotic end to a Hungarian GP for the Mercedes driver.

The time penalty is added to Bottas’ final race time but does not affect his fifth-place finishing position.

Pierre Gasly finished 23 seconds behind the Mercedes driver on the road.

Stewards noted that Bottas ‘had a damaged front wing’ after an earlier clash with Sebastian Vettel and ‘with the compromised line and less downforce’ locked up and collided with Ricciardo at Turn One.

Bottas also had two penalty points applied to his hitherto clean licence.

Speaking to Sky F1 before the penalty was applied, Bottas said: “With Daniel, pretty much a similar thing [to Vettel] but I was next to him on the inside.

“I had no half of my front wing so I was locking up as well. I’m sure he saw I was still going quite quick into the corner, but he turned in and then we touched.”

More to follow…

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