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Lost-point penalty for Webber

2012-09-25 07:56

SINGAPORE, Malaysia - Red Bull's Mark Webber was relegated to 11th after the 2012 Singapore GP on Sunday after Formula 1 stewards handed the Australian a retroactive drive-through penalty for leaving the track.

Webber finished 10th but video evidence showed he had gained an advantage late in the race for leaving the track, leading to a 20sec penalty as the race had finished when his transgression was spotted.

STILL FIFTH

Sauber's Sergio Perez originally finished 11th but leap-frogged Webber in the standings to pick up one point.

Following the deduction, the Australian remains in fifth place in the 2012 Drivers' World championship on 132 points with six rounds remaining, 62 behind leader Fernando Alonso. Perez stays in ninth place on 66.

Webber's Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel won the race around the flood-lit Marina Bay Street Circuit to close within 29 points of Alonso.

Reuters