June 30, 2018 / 4:26 PM / 5 months ago

Vettel handed three-place grid penalty in Austria

F1 Formula One - Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria - June 30, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel reacts after qualifying in third place REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Ferrari’s Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix after stewards ruled he had impeded Renault’s Carlos Sainz in qualifying.

Vettel had qualified in third place, behind the two Mercedes of polesitter Valtteri Bottas and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris

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