Norris collects Styrian GP grid penalty

Last Sunday’s podium finisher to drop down Sunday’s grid from where he qualifies after overtaking Gasly under yellow flags in P1

By James Galloway

Last Updated: 10/07/20 1:50pm

The wrong kind of 'three' this week for Lando Norris in Austria so far...

The wrong kind of 'three' this week for Lando Norris in Austria so far...

The wrong kind of ‘three’ this week for Lando Norris in Austria so far…

McLaren Lando Norris has picked up a three-place grid penalty for overtaking under yellow flags at the Styrian GP.

Last week’s third-place finisher will carry the penalty into Saturday’s qualifying session after being found guilty of passing Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri at Turn Five when the yellow flags were showing during Practice One.

It is the same penalty Lewis Hamilton suffered last week at the Red Bull Ring.

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Lewis Hamilton was handed a late three-place grid penalty in Austria after new footage from on-board the Mercedes in qualifying emerged.

Lewis Hamilton was handed a late three-place grid penalty in Austria after new footage from on-board the Mercedes in qualifying emerged.

“The Stewards heard from the driver of Car 4 (Lando Norris) and the team representative and have reviewed video evidence,” read a stewards’ statement.

“On-board footage clearly shows that driver of Car 4 passed Car 10 while yellow light panels were clearly visible and yellow flags were shown.”

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SkyPad analysis as Anthony Davidson compares the final-lap onboards of Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian GP

SkyPad analysis as Anthony Davidson compares the final-lap onboards of Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian GP

Norris also had two penalty points added to his hitherto clean F1 superlicence.

The 20-year-old finished on the podium for the first time in his career last Sunday after taking advantage of an in-race time penalty for Hamilton via a stellar final lap of the race.

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