Sebastian Vettel has been found guilty by the FIA Stewards for his first corner collision with Nico Rosberg at the Malaysian Grand Prix
The four-time World Champion dived down on the inside of Turn 1 at the start of the race with too much speed, sending his Ferrari into the back of Rosberg’s Mercedes, which spun and left him facing in the wrong direction.
While Vettel failed to take part any further in the race as he broke his left front suspension in the accident, the Stewards penalised the German for causing the accident which sent Rosberg to the pack of the field.
The Stewards concluded that Vettel was at fault as he made an error heading into the first corner.
“The driver of car 5 made a small error entering to the inside of Turn 1 that led to the contact with car 6,” an FIA statement read.
“As a consequence, Car 6 was caused to spin from second place and lose multiple positions, which the Stewards determined was predominately the fault of the driver of Car 5.”
Vettel will now have to serve a three-place grid penalty next week at the Japanese Grand Prix and has received two penalty points for the incident, bringing his total to four.
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