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Vettel gets three-place grid drop for impeding Alonso

Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid drop on his 34th birthday, on Saturday, for impeding Alpine's Fernando Alonso in 2021 Austrian Grand Prix qualifying. The Formula 1 stewards also handed out one penalty point for the incident, with double world champion Alonso having to abort his flying lap in the second phase of qualifying and ending up 14th on the starting grid. Vettel qualified eighth and will still start ahead of Alonso. The German was seen apologising from his cockpit as the annoyed Spaniard passed the dawdling Aston Martin. The four-time F1 World Champion said in his team report: 'It is a shame that Fernando had his lap impacted during Q2. I am sorry for...
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