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Bottas hit with grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in qualifying

Article To news overview © RN365/MichaelPotts Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas has been given a three-place grid penalty for the Qatar Grand Prix. The Finn was given the penalty for failing to slow for a single waved yellow flag at the end of Q3 on Saturday, with that yellow flag being shown to cover the ailing AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly after a tyre failure. "The Stewards heard from the driver of Car 77 [Valtteri Bottas], the team representative, and have reviewed the video, telemetry and the marshaling system evidence," read the stewards' verdict. "The driver admitted he did not notice the yellow flag displayed at Flag Point 16.6 and conceded that he did not reduce speed as...
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