Vergne penalised for collision with Gutierrez on final lap in Austin

Esteban Gutierrez versus Jean Eric Vergne

Esteban Gutierrez versus Jean Eric Vergne

Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a 20-second post-race penalty for colliding with Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez on the final lap of the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, dropping the Frenchman from 12th to 16th place.

The drive through penalty was imposed after the finish of the race won by Red Bull‘s quadruple World Champion Sebastian Vettel. Mexican Gutierrez was classified 13th. (Reuters)

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