Gutierrez, Webber punished
ANTICS REPRIMANDED: Sauber's Estaben Gutierrez crashed into the back of Adrian Sutil's Force India and earned a five-place penalty after admitting misjudging his closing speed. Image: AFP
SHANGHAI, China - Red Bull's
Mark Webber and Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez were handed grid penalties
for the upcoming Bahrain Formula 1 GP (April 21) when Formula 1 stewards ruled
they were to blame for collisions in the 2013 Chinese GP on Sunday (April 14).
who started from the pits lane then retired when a wheel came off his
car after a collision with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne, was
handed a three-place drop from wherever he qualifies.
rookie Gutierrez, who piled into the back of Adrian Sutil's Force India,
was given a five-place penalty after admitting misjudging his closing
Webber also accepted he had made a mistake, telling the
stewards that he had believed Vergne would give him sufficient room to
pass rather than sticking to the normal line through the corner.