Canadian GP: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel penalised for red flag pass

Formula 1 stewards have given Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel a five-place grid penalty and three penalty points on his licence for overtaking under red flags in Canadian Grand Prix practice

Canadian GP: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel penalised for red flag pass

Vettel was already only 15th on the grid having struggled with a power-sapping problem in Q1.

He was summoned to the stewards for passing Roberto Merhi's Manor during the late red flag in practice three prompted when Jenson Button's McLaren ground to a halt on the exit of Turn 7.

Vettel was following Merhi back to the pits when he overtook the rookie on the long straight towards the final chicane.

Although Vettel had argued that the Manor appeared to have a problem as it was moving at such a slow speed, the officials felt a penalty was necessary.

His will be among several penalties affecting the Montreal F1 grid and race.

Max Verstappen, who was 12th fastest, faces a combined grid demotion of 15 places between his five-spot penalty for colliding with Romain Grosjean in Monaco and a further 10 for exceeding his 2015 engine allocation.

Button - who was unable to run at all in qualifying - also believes he will have to take a penalty due to the repairs being carried out on his McLaren following its practice failure.

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