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Hulkenberg handed three-place grid penalty for wheel loss

Hulkenberg handed three-place grid penalty for wheel loss

Hulkenberg handed three-place grid penalty for wheel loss

Nico Hulkenberg has been handed a three-place grid penalty for Chinese GP race following his team, Force India made an unsafe release during qualifying Q2.

The German’s front left tyre had freed itself from the rim at Turn 10, when he come-out the track for Q2 final attempt

Hulkenberg finished the session in 10th place, though he could take no part in Q3 as his car had already stopped out on circuit, but the stewards have handed him a three-place penalty, its helped Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button lift a single grid place each.

“The wheel just came off, there’s not much you feel! Usually there is a bit of vibration going on and you can tell something is not right but this one was very sudden and it came off. One minute it was on and the next minute it was off. Hulkenberg said

“I was making a gap already to the cars in front. I was going really slow and it just popped off.”

Penalty-Nico-Hulkenberg

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