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Bottas gets three grid places, Verstappen's penalty still uncertain

Bottas gets three grid places, Verstappen's penalty still uncertain

21-11-2021 12:27
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Valtteri Bottas is the first driver to receive a grid penalty from the stewards in Qatar. The Finn will be moved back three places for ignoring the yellow flag in qualifying.

Bottas first to be penalised

Bottas admitted to the stewards that he didn't see the yellow flags when he was qualifying. The Mercedes driver will now have to start from sixth place instead of third.

It is still not clear if Max Verstappen will also receive a grid penalty. The stewards are still considering whether the Dutchman drove too fast at a double yellow flag in the third sector.

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