Gutierrez gets ten-place Silverstone grid penalty

© AP, 22 June 2014
© AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Formula One's governing body handed Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez a ten-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix on July 6 after an unsafe release from the pits at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Gutierrez went back onto the pit-lane after his first stop while his mechanics were still working on his right rear wheel.

"We made a mistake," Gutierrez explained. "As the wheel nut on the right rear wheel was not secured."

FIA gave the Mexican driver a ten-second stop-and-go penalty during the race and also decided to put him back in the starting order at Silverstone.


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