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Trulli Handed 25-sec Penalty, Lewis Is P3

PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL - JANUARY 19:  Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Toyota test drives the new Toyota TF109 during Formula One winter testing at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on January 19, 2009 in Portimao, Portugal.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Ryan WoodAnalyst IMarch 29, 2009

Jarno Trulli is under investigation after overtaking Lewis Hamilton under safety car conditions.

McLaren have informed the FIA that LH was in P3, after overtaking Trulli as he went off-track under the SC. Trulli then reclaimed his P3, which under FIA rules is illegal.

 

 

*Update*

 

Trulli has been handed a 25 second penalty for overtaking during the Safety Car period, Lewis will move into P3 , and Trulli will take P12.

 

*Update*

Vettel handed 10-place grid penalty for crash with Kubica and $50,000 fine for continuing with a damaged car.

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