Vettel faces 10 grid slot penalty at Shanghai

Sebastien Vettel has been handed a ten place grid penalty at next weekend s Chinese Grand Prix after he collided with Mark Webber.

The Toro Rosso driver ran into the back of Webber under the second safety car. At the time, Webber was running in second with Vettel in third. The collision caused Webber to immediately retire from the race, whilst Vettel limped back to the pits before retiring. Vettel was later seen crying in the pits over his rookie mistake.

The incident was investigated by the stewards who concluded that Vettel was in breach of Article 16.1 of the F1 sporting regulations in causing the collision. The stewards felt that a 10 grid place demotion would be a suitable punishment and it is expected that he will serve the penalty at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai next weekend.