Palmer, Haryanto, Nasr penalised; Hulkenberg cleared

By on Saturday, July 2, 2016
Renault Sport

Renault Sport

Renault's Jolyon Palmer, Manor's Rio Haryanto and Sauber's Felipe Nasr have all been handed grid penalties for the Austrian Grand Prix after failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags in Q1.

The trio were deemed to have now slowed sufficiently when the yellow flags were displayed after Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. suffered an engine failure during the closing moments of the session.

All handed three-place penalties, meaning Palmer drops from 18th to 20th, Haryanto from 19th to 21st while Nasr stays at the back.

They have all also been given two penalty points for the transgression.

Nico Hulkenberg was also investigated for a similar infringements after setting a green sector time but stewards deemed that he slowed sufficiently during the specific track sector.

Hulkenberg will therefore be permitted to start the race from the front row of the grid.

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