The Mexican will therefore drop five places on the grid for the Austria GP, after the stewards judged him responsible of triggering incidents in Sunday’s race in Canada.
Perez’s Force India collided with Felipe Massa’s Williams on the final lap while the duo were fighting over fourth place, pitching both cars into the Turn 1 barriers at speed. While both men were able to walk away from the accident, they were sent to the medical centre as a precaution.
The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, heard from both team representatives and examined video evidence, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.
No / Driver: 11 – Sergio Perez
Competitor: Sahara Force India F1 Team
Fact: Car 11 collided with car 19 in Turn 1.
Offence: Involved in an incident as defined by Article 16.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting
Regulations: Decision Drop of 5 grid positions at the driver’s next event.
Reason: Car 11 changed his racing line which caused the impact with car 19 in Turn 1.