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Hamilton given grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton will be pushed back three grid positions from where he qualifies for the Indian Grand Prix after being punished by stewards for ignoring yellow flags during today's opening practice. Grand Prix flags off | F1 drivers enjoy A-class hospitality |First practice timings

india Updated: Oct 28, 2011 16:02 IST
Lewis Hamilton

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton will be pushed back three grid positions from where he qualifies for the Indian Grand Prix after being punished by stewards for ignoring yellow flags during Friday's opening practice.

Hamilton set the fastest time in opening practice but that was soon tarnished by a stewards' ruling that he had ignored double waved yellow flags late in the session while crews were retrieving another car near the edge of the track.

It was the latest in a series of stewards' punishments this season for Hamilton, who had previously expressed frustration with the frequency of the sanctions and had asked whether he was being singled out by the officials.

Sauber driver Sergio Perez was penalized for the same offence earlier in the session, and will also drop three grid spots.