Webber penalty costs him 10th place in Singapore GP
24 September, 2012
Sep.24 (Reuters) Red Bull’s Mark Webber was relegated to 11th place in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday after Formula One stewards handed the Australian a retroactive drive-through penalty for leaving the defined area of the track.
Webber finished 10th but video evidence showed that he had gained an advantage late in the race for the transgression, leading to a 20-second time penalty as the race had finished when it was spotted.
Sauber’s Sergio Perez was originally classified 11th but leapfrogged Webber in the standings to pick up one point.
Following the deduction, the Australian remains in fifth place in the drivers’ championship on 132 points with six rounds remaining, 62 behind leader Fernando Alonso. Perez stays in ninth place on 66.
Webber’s Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel won the race around the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit to close to within 29 points of Alonso.
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