Vitaly Petrov has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round of the championship at Korea for his collision with Nico Hulkenberg on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.
However Felipe Massa has not been punished for his collision moments later with Vitantonio Liuzzi.
All four drivers retired from the race.
Massa went off the track at the first corner, rejoined and hit Liuzzi. The stewards said:
The stewards after hearing the explanation of both the competitors representatives and the drivers decided that the incident requires no further action.
Petrov was given a penalty for “[Causing] a collision with car 10, Nico Hulkenberg.”
Who should have had a penalty?
- Neither (26%)
- Petrov and Massa (39%)
- Just Massa (13%)
- Just Petrov (22%)
Total Voters: 1,049
2010 Japanese Grand Prix