Vettel penalty hands Ricciardo Mexico podium

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

A post-race penalty for Sebastian Vettel has handed Daniel Ricciardo a podium result at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Vettel was awarded a 10 second penalty and two points on his license for “potentially dangerous driving” after changing direction under braking in his late battle with Ricciardo.

The pair had been battling for fourth behind Max Verstappen, who took the flag third before having 5s added to his race time for straight-lining Turn 1.

Vettel’s penalty drops him behind both Red Bulls to fifth in the final result of a race dominated by Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Ricciardo had labelled Vettel underserving of his podium prior to the penalty being handed down, while the German was also criticised for blasting race director Charlie Whiting via his team radio following Verstappen’s off-track excursion.

Firmly established in third in the championship, Ricciardo now has eight podiums for the season.

Revised result: Mexican Grand Prix

1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 1:40:31.40s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 8.35
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 71 20.85
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 71 21.32
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 27.31
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 71 49.37
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 71 58.89
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 71 1:05.61
9 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 71 1:16.20
10 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 71 1:16.79
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 70 1 Lap
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 70 1 Lap
14 Jolyon Palmer Renault 70 1 Lap
15 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
16 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault 70 1 Lap
18 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
19 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
20 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 70 1 Lap
21 Esteban Ocon Manor/Mercedes 69 2 Laps
Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 0 Collision

Driver standings

1 Nico Rosberg 349
2 Lewis Hamilton 330
3 Daniel Ricciardo 242
4 Sebastian Vettel 187
5 Kimi Raikkonen 178
6 Max Verstappen 177
7 Sergio Perez 85
8 Valtteri Bottas 85
9 Nico Hulkenberg 60
10 Fernando Alonso 52
11 Felipe Massa 51
12 Carlos Sainz 38
13 Romain Grosjean 29
14 Daniil Kvyat 25
15 Jenson Button 21
16 Kevin Magnussen 7
17 Jolyon Palmer 1
18 Pascal Wehrlein 1
19 Stoffel Vandoorne 1
20 Esteban Gutierrez 0
21 Marcus Ericsson 0
22 Felipe Nasr 0
23 Rio Haryanto 0
24 Esteban Ocon 0

 

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