Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez has been penalised by the Stewards after causing Pascal Wehrlein to run off the track at Turn 4.
The Mexican slowed down immensely on the racing line after Eau Rouge which impeded Wehrlein’s Manor, forcing the German to take avoiding action onto the grass. Wehrlein, clearly unimpressed with Gutierrez’s actions, called him a f*****g idiot over team radio.
The Stewards handed Gutierrez a five-place grid penalty for tomorrow’s race along with three penalty points on his superlicense, bringing the Mexican’s total of penalty points to seven.
A statement from the Stewards read: “Car 21 impeded car 94 in Turn 4, due to the large speed differential between the cars and the position of car 21 on the track, the Stewards regard this as dangerous”.
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