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
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.
“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.”
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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