Belgian GP: Magnussen handed 20-second penalty for Alonso incident
|Sunday, August 24th 2014, 15:21 GMT|
Kevin Magnussen has been handed a 20-second post-race penalty following an incident with Fernando Alonso during the Belgian Grand Prix.
The duo were fighting for fourth position with two laps to go when Magnussen forced Alonso off the track on the approach to the Les Combes corner.
Alonso eventually dropped down to eighth place, but was elevated to seventh after Magnussen was found guilty of not leaving enough room for his Ferrari rival.
"The driver of car 20 was defending his position on the straight between Turns 4 and 5 [Raidillon and Les Combes], a significant portion of car #14 was alongside car #20. The driver of car #20 did not leave enough space for car #14 and forced the car off the track," said an FIA statement.
Alonso was relatively unflustered by the late-race incident, saying: "When you are fighting for lower positions, sixth or seventh or whatever, it's a little bit less important.
"You just try to have fun, with safety as well, but it was not a big deal."
The penalty drops Magnussen from fifth to 12th and out of the points.
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg moves up to 10th and gets the final point.
Revised results Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1h24m36.556s 2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +3.383s 3. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes +28.032s 4. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +36.815s 5. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault +52.196s 6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes +54.580s 7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +1m01.162s 8. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes +1m04.293s 9. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault +1m05.347s 10. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes +1m05.697s 11. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault +1m11.920s 12. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes +1m14.262s 13. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes +1m15.975s 14. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari +1m22.447s 15. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +1m30.825s 16. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari -1 lap 17. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault -1 lap 18. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari -5 laps Retirements Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 38 laps Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 33 laps Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1 lap Andre Lotterer Caterham-Renault 1 lap