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Kovalainen gets five places grid penalty for Malaysian GP

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Caterham F1’s Heikki Kovalainen gets five places on the grid for upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix, having overtaken illegally in Australian GP Sunday race.

Last race weekend at Australia Safety Car had controlled spot when his team-mate Vitaly Petrov stopped on the start/finish grid with a steering wheel trouble, that lap Kovalainen passing two cars before the Safety Car in row.

Brand new Caterham target this season Q2 in qualifying and also leading mid-runners, in Melbourne Caterham duo retired from race. On lap 41 Finn retire from race for the reason that loose steering arm.

‘The penalty I got for the next race was because I passed Vettel before the first Safety Car line when coming into the pits, marginal, my mistake,’ the Finn admitted on Twitter.


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