F1: Petrov Handed 5-place Grid Penalty for Korea


What Happens When Sometimes It’s Just a Racing Incident

11:18am EST — During the Japanese Grand Prix, two first lap incidents came under investigation by the stewards after the race.  Vitaly Petrov went sharply right in the middle of the field on the straight as the race got underway, slicing into Nico Hulkenberg and landing in the Armco.  Felipe Massa tired a daring move to the inside of Tonio Liuzzi on the first turn that worked for neither of them, as Massa hit the Italian and ended both races.  The stewards let Massa off, according to an Autosport article, calling it a racing incident.  They were not so lenient on Petrov, handing him a five-place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.

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