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Trulli penalised, Hamilton gets third

Lewis Hamilton has been promoted to third place at the Australian GP after Jarno Trulli was penalised.

Trulli's third place was put under investigation after the Italian regained his position overtaking Hamilton during a safety car period, having run off the track when the SC was on track.

Both drivers were summoned to see the race stewards following the incident and it was decided to give Trulli a 25-second penalty which moves him outside of the points finish.

Toyota confirmed its intention to appeal the decision.


The Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia;
58 laps; 307.574km;
Weather: Sunny.


Pos  Driver        Team                      
 1.  Button        Brawn GP
 2.  Barrichello   Brawn GP
 3.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes
 4.  Glock         Toyota
 5.  Alonso        Renault
 6.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota
 7.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari
 8.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari
 9.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes
10.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber
11.  Fisichella    Force India-Mercedes
12.  Trulli        Toyota
13.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault
14.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault
15.  Kubica        BMW Sauber
16.  Raikkonen     Ferrari

World Championship standings, round 1:

Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Button        10         1.  Brawn GP               18
 2.  Barrichello    8         2.  McLaren-Mercedes        6
 3.  Hamilton       6         3.  Toyota                  5
 4.  Glock          5         4.  Renault                 4
 5.  Alonso         4         5.  Williams-Toyota         3
 6.  Rosberg        3         6.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari      3
 7.  Buemi          2
 8.  Bourdais       1

All timing unofficial
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