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Perez grid penalty upheld after stewards review

Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty has been upheld by the Austrian race stewards, despite agreeing to review the matter following 'new evidence' from Force India. A meeting took place in Spielberg to decide whether or not the new evidence proved Perez was innocent and should be stripped of the penalty. However they agreed with the original decision and he will therefore start five places lower than he qualifies. A statement read: "The driver of Car 11 [Perez] contended that the new element(s) evidenced that in defending his position he was exercising his right, under Article 20.4 of the 2014 Formula One Sporting Regulations, to use the whole track. "However, it was clear to...
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