Bourdais given 25-second penalty

Sebastien Bourdais has received a 25-second post-race penalty for his tangle with Felipe Massa in the Japanese Grand Prix

Bourdais given 25-second penalty

The stewards' decision drops Bourdais from sixth to 10th in the race results - and also affects the title battle as it elevates Massa to seventh and therefore reduces Lewis Hamilton's championship advantage to five points.

Bourdais had been rejoining after his second pitstop on lap 50 just as Massa, who had yet to stop, turned into the first corner.

The Ferrari attempted to pass the Toro Rosso around the outside, but they made contact, sending Massa spinning. He rejoined and ultimately finished eighth.

The penalty moves Bourdais' teammate Sebastian Vettel up to sixth ahead of Massa, and gives Red Bull's Mark Webber a point for eighth place.

REVISED PROVISIONAL RACE RESULTS The Japanese Grand Prix Mount Fuji, Japan; 67 laps; 305.416km; Weather: Cloudy, dry. Classified: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Alonso Renault (B) 1h30:21.892 2. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) + 5.283 3. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) + 6.400 4. Piquet Renault (B) + 20.570 5. Trulli Toyota (B) + 23.767 6. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 39.207 7. Massa Ferrari (B) + 46.158 8. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) + 50.811 9. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 54.120 10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 59.085 (penalty) 11. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 1:02.096 12. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 1:18.900 13. Barrichello Honda (B) + 1 lap 14. Button Honda (B) + 1 lap 15. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 1 lap Fastest lap: Massa, 1:18.426 Not classified/retirements: Driver Team On lap Fisichella Force India-Ferrari (B) 22 Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 17 Sutil Force India-Ferrari (B) 9 Glock Toyota (B) 7 Coulthard Red Bull-Renault (B) 1 World Championship standings, round 16: Drivers: Constructors:  1. Hamilton 84 1. Ferrari 142 2. Massa 79 2. McLaren-Mercedes 135 3. Kubica 72 3. BMW Sauber 128 4. Raikkonen 63 4. Renault 66 5. Heidfeld 56 5. Toyota 50 6. Kovalainen 51 6. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 36 7. Alonso 48 7. Red Bull-Renault 29 8. Vettel 30 8. Williams-Toyota 26 9. Trulli 30 9. Honda 14 10. Webber 21 11. Glock 20 12. Piquet 18 13. Rosberg 17 14. Barrichello 11 15. Nakajima 9 16. Coulthard 8 17. Bourdais 4 18. Button 3 All timing unofficial 
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