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Vergne hit with grid penalty for unsafe release

Jean-Eric Vergne has been handed a 10-place grid penalty after his car lost a wheel during second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso team were also fined 30,000 (£24,500) for the incident, which saw the Frenchman's right-rear wheel come off at the first corner towards the end of the session. A statement released by the stewards said: 'This is regarded as a serious offence and the stewards are of the opinion that this was a significant breach of the safety requirements. “The stewards request the FIA technical delegate to satisfy himself as to the compliance of the two Toro Rosso cars with Article 14.7 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations and Technical Directive...
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