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Buemi receives a five-place grid penalty

Toro Rossoís Sebastien Buemi was punished by the German race stewards for his involvement in an incident with Renaultís Nick Heidfeld.

The collision ended Heidfeld's race while Buemi went on to finish 15th.

A post-race investigation into the incident, that wasn't under investigation during the Grand Prix as far as we are aware, found Buemi at fault and so the Toro Rosso driver will receive a five-place grid penalty this weekend in Hungary.

No action was taken against Red Bull's Mark Webber for stopping out on track to give Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso a lift back to parc ferme after the Ferrari had stopped out on track and no action was taken against Ferrari for running low on fuel.

They did the fuel sample as after the race there had to be one litre of fuel. It is all done. So nothing has happened. It was just a precaution.' Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali told Autosport Magazine.

FIA regulations state that all cars must have one litre of fuel remaining for post-race checks and technically should also be able to complete the warm down lap.

If the race stewards wanted to be harsh on Ferrari they technically risked disqualification but no-one wants to a race result altered on a technicality.








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Date:Wednesday July 27 2011

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