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Hamilton gifted third by Trulli penalty

Lewis Hamilton made it two Britons in the top three of the Australian Grand Prix, when he was belatedly promoted to the final podium spot as a result of Jarno Trulli's indiscretion under the final yellow flag.

Hamilton, who had started from 18th on the grid - promoted from 20th, ironically, because of Trulli's Toyota team failing a rear wing check in qualifying - had crossed the line in fourth place, but had been repassed his Italian rival while the field was trailing round behind the final safety car of the race.

Trulli had earlier slipped off track while the field was being controlled, allowing Hamilton to snatch third spot, but clearly felt that he was justified in recovering the position - a move that subsequently fell foul of the stewards.

Trulli was handed him a 25-second penalty, which saw him relegated from third and out of the points completely. Continuing the theme of the weekend, however, the Toyota team, however, has appealed the stewards' decision.

"It's sad that this result has been questioned, but we have filed an appeal to give us more time to study the data and the situation," team principal Tadashi Yamashina confirmed.


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FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

March 29, 2009 11:28 AM

Jarno & Toyota are very stupid. They know you cant re-take under the saftey car, they also know its a 25-second penalty cause there no time for a drive thru or minus 10 place grid position in next race. They should have taken 4th. Unbeliveable for LH! Mclaren disaster weekend just got even better!

Hannah - Unregistered

March 29, 2009 12:12 PM

Vettel has been handed a 10 place grid penelty, and Red Bull a US$50,000 fine for 'causing a collision and forcing a driver off the track'. I'm not very keen on Vettel, however I don't believe he deserved punishing. :rolleyes: He was defending his position. :) It made the race even more exciting. :D Overtaking is what Bernie is aiming for, yet when the drivers have o good race for position they get peanilised. :? This means other drivers will be less likely to do the same thing, and the races won't be as exciting. :rolleyes: Belgium rings bells! :rolleyes: I'm still so happy though! :D



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