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Hamilton, Button and Webber to face penalties?

Four drivers' called to appear before the stewards

The FIA has announced that Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Jaime Alguersuari are all under investigation after having allegedly failed to slow for the yellow flags during today's F1 2011 Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

The possible indiscretions occurred near the end of the 66-lap race, when Team Lotus man Heikki Kovalainen crashed out on lap 51 at Turn 4.

Hamilton eventually finished second, just behind race winner, Sebastian Vettel, with Button third, Webber fourth and Alguersuari 16th.

With such big gaps though, it is unlikely the result will be affected, even if the drivers' are handed a 10 or 20-second time penalty.

More to follow later...



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21.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Felipe Massa (BRA), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
21.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
21.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
21.05.2011- Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7 pole position

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arcuid

May 22, 2011 4:06 PM

"With such big gaps though, it is unlikely the result will be affected, even if the drivers' are handed a 20 or 30-second time penalty." If the result is unlikely to be affected, why bother at all?



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