Vettel penalised for Button pass, drops from second to fifth in the German Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has been handed a penalty for his overtaking move on Jenson Button in the German Grand Prix

Vettel penalised for Button pass, drops from second to fifth in the German Grand Prix

The Red Bull driver passed his McLaren rival for second with less than two laps to go by running off track at the exit of the hairpin.

Vettel's move was illegal, according to the stewards, who imposed a post-race drive-through penalty on the German, meaning 20 seconds have been added to his finishing time.

"Car 1 left the track and gained an advantage when he rejoined. Breach of article 20.2 of the FIA Formula 1 sporting regulations," said the stewards.

"Drive-through penalty, imposed after the race in accordance with article 16.3 (20 seconds added to the elapsed race time."

The German drops from second to fifth, promoting Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen to third.

Revised results and standings:

Pos  Driver        Team                       
 1.  Alonso        Ferrari
2. Button McLaren-Mercedes
3. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault
4. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari
5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault
6. Perez Sauber-Ferrari
7. Schumacher Mercedes
8. Webber Red Bull-Renault
9. Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes
10. Rosberg Mercedes
11. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes
12. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari
13. Massa Ferrari
14. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15. Maldonado Williams-Renault
16. Petrov Caterham-Renault
17. Senna Williams-Renault
18. Grosjean Lotus-Renault
19. Kovalainen Caterham-Renault
20. Pic Marussia-Cosworth
21. De la Rosa HRT-Cosworth
22. Glock Marussia-Cosworth
23. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth
Not classified/retirements:
Driver        Team
Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
World Championship standings, round 10:
Drivers:                    Constructors:
1. Alonso 154 1. Red Bull-Renault 230
2. Webber 120 2. Ferrari 177
3. Vettel 110 3. McLaren-Mercedes 160
4. Raikkonen 98 4. Lotus-Renault 159
5. Hamilton 92 5. Mercedes 105
6. Rosberg 76 6. Sauber-Ferrari 80
7. Button 68 7. Williams-Renault 47
8. Grosjean 61 8. Force India-Mercedes 46
9. Perez 47 9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 6
10. Kobayashi 33
11. Maldonado 29
12. Schumacher 29
13. Di Resta 27
14. Massa 23
15. Hulkenberg 19
16. Senna 18
17. Vergne 4
18. Ricciardo 2
All timing unofficial
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