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Sutil Handed Grid Penalty For Bahrain

Adrian Sutil has been handed a 3 place grid penalty for tomrrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix after the stewards deemed that he blocked Australian Mark Webber in Qualifying session 1.

The German thought Webber was on an outlap, and was trying to steal his position, so defended the Australian’s overtaking move into the final corner.  However Webber was on a hot lap, not an outlap like Adrian.

Webber was very angry about the situation.

“I just tried to stay in my position to get a clear start to the lap. It was a misunderstanding and I apologised to Mark after the end of the session,” said Sutil.

He will now start 19th instead of 16th.

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