Vettel penalised for Button overtake

Sebastian Vettel has been given a penalty for his overtake on McLaren driver Jenson Button towards the end of the German Grand Prix.

Vettel passed Button with less than two laps of the race remaining at the exit of the hairpin – however he ran off the track whilst making the pass. According to race stewards, the move was illegal and they have handed Vettel a post-race drive-through penalty. This means that 20 seconds have been added to his finishing time which has demoted the German from second place to fifth.

This means that Jenson Button has been promoted to second, with Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen moving up to third.