Nine drivers handed five second penalties

Jenson Button leads a pack of cars at last week's European Grand Prix

Jenson Button leads a pack of cars at last week's European Grand Prix

Nine drivers have been given five-second penalties by the FIA after breaching Safety Car rules in the European Grand Prix at Valencia last weekend.

Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Nico Hulkenberg, Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil, Sebastien Buemi, Pedro de la Rosa and Vitantonio Liuzzi have all been penalised for “failing to stay above the minimum time set by the FIA ECU when the Safety Car was deployed.”

The addition of the race time has only changed two results, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso elevated from ninth to eighth, overtaking Buemi, and Mercedes’ driver Nico Rosberg gets promoted to 10th place, demoting de la Rosa out of his first points position for the year.

In other penalties, the stewards handed Virgin’s Timo Glock a 20-second penalty for ignoring blue flags.

Below is the amended race results and championship positions.

Revised European Grand Prix results

Pos Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 57 1:40:29.571 1
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 57 +5.0 secs 3
3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 57 +12.6 secs 7
4 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 57 +25.6 secs 9
5 Robert Kubica Renault 57 +27.1 secs 6
6 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 57 +30.1 secs 13
7 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 57 +30.9 secs 18
8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 +32.8 secs 4
9 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 57 +36.2 secs 11
10 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 57 +44.3 secs 12
11 Felipe Massa Ferrari 57 +46.6 secs 5
12 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 57 +47.4 secs 16
13 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 57 +48.2 secs 17
14 Vitaly Petrov Renault 57 +48.2 secs 10
15 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 57 +48.8 secs 15
16 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 57 +50.8 secs 14
17 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 56 +1 Lap 21
18 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 55 +2 Laps 23
19 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 55 +2 Laps 22
20 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 55 +2 Laps 24
21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 53 +4 Laps 19
Ret Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 49 Exhaust 8
Ret Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 8 Accident damage 20
Ret Mark Webber RBR-Renault 8 Accident 2

Championship points

Pos Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 127
2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 121
3 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 115
4 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 103
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 98
6 Robert Kubica Renault 83
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 75
8 Felipe Massa Ferrari 67
9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 34
10 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 31
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 19
12 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 12
13 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 7
14 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 7
15 Vitaly Petrov Renault 6
16 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 3
17 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1
18 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 0
20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 0
21 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 0
22 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 0
23 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 0
24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 0

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