Nine drivers given five-second penalties

The FIA has handed five-second penalties to nine Formula 1 drivers for a safety car rules breach during the European Grand Prix

Nine drivers given five-second penalties

Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Nico Hulkenberg, Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil, Sebastien Buemi, Pedro de la Rosa and Vitantonio Liuzzi have been penalised for "failing to stay above the minimum time set by the FIA ECU when the Safety Car was deployed."

The penalties mean Fernando Alonso is elevated from ninth to eighth, as he overtakes Buemi, and Nico Rosberg gets the final point from de la Rosa, 10th in the race.

The rest of the point-scoring positions remain unchanged.

The stewards also announced a 20-second penalty for Virgin's Timo Glock for ignoring blue flags.

Updated results and standings:

Classified: Pos Driver Team 1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 3. Button McLaren-Mercedes 4. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 5. Kubica Renault 6. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 7. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 8. Alonso Ferrari 9. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 10. Rosberg Mercedes 11. Massa Ferrari 12. De la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 13. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14. Petrov Renault 15. Schumacher Mercedes 16. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 17. Di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 18. Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 19. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 20. Senna HRT-Cosworth 21. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth World Championship standings, round 9: Drivers: Constructors: 1. Hamilton 127 1. McLaren-Mercedes 248 2. Button 121 2. Red Bull-Renault 218 3. Vettel 115 3. Ferrari 165 4. Webber 103 4. Mercedes 109 5. Alonso 98 5. Renault  89 6. Kubica 83 6. Force India-Mercedes 43 7. Rosberg 75 7. Williams-Cosworth 20 8. Massa 67 8. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 10 9. Schumacher 34 9. Sauber-Ferrari 7 10. Sutil 31 11. Barrichello 19 12. Liuzzi 12 13. Buemi 9 14. Kobayashi 7 15. Petrov 6 16. Alguersuari 3 17. Hulkenberg 1 
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