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FIA upholds penalty for Perez after review

Force India has failed in its bid to overturn a five-place grid penalty for Sergio Perez at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix. Formula One's governing body on Friday upheld the stewards' decision at the June 8 Canadian GP to punish the Mexican driver after a high-speed collision with Felipe Massa's Williams. Racing in fourth and fifth positions respectively, both were eyeing a podium finish until Massa clipped Perez's left rear wheel going into the final lap. Stewards ruled Perez came off his race line. A FIA statement said 'the defence of (Perez's) position occurred in the braking area... any right to defend by using the whole track must occur prior to any braking area. Accordingly (Perez) was...
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