Following a stewards' inquiry, Jarno Trulli has been stripped of his podium finish in the Australian grand prix.

Following a stewards' inquiry, Jarno Trulli has been stripped of his podium finish in the Australian grand prix.

The FIA officials ruled that the Toyota driver overtook Lewis Hamilton under the safety car, after losing third position to the world champion by running off the track.

Italian Trulli received a 25 second time penalty, dropping him out of the points. McLaren's Hamilton was promoted to third, with Sebastien Bourdais joining the points-paying positions.

In another stewards' decision, Sebastian Vettel will be demoted ten places down the Malaysian grand prix grid in one week, and pay a $50,000 fine to the FIA.

The German was penalised not for his late collision with Robert Kubica, but for failing to pull his damaged Red Bull to the side of the track when requested.

CORRECTION: Vettel and Red Bull penalised

 

 

 

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