Sutil handed three-place grid penalty for impeding Hamilton

The German got in Hamilton’s way at the final corner - the Parabolica - as the Briton was completing a timed lap.

Force India’s Adrian Sutil has been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during the second part of qualifying for Sunday’s Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2013 at Monza.

Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India VJM06
Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India VJM06

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The German got in Hamilton’s way at the final corner - the Parabolica - as the Briton was completing a timed lap. The penalty means that Sutil will drop from 14th to 17th on the starting grid, whilst Williams' Pastor Maldonado, Froce India's Paul di Resta and Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez all move up a place. Hamilton remains 12th having been knocked out of qualifying after Q2.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Paul di Resta , Pastor Maldonado , Adrian Sutil , Esteban Gutierrez
Teams Mercedes , Sauber , Force India , Williams
Article type Qualifying report
Tags di resta, force india, gutierrez, hamilton, maldonado, monza, sutil