Rosberg drops to third behind Verstappen after radio penalty

Nico Rosberg has been given a 10 second penalty for a breach of the radio communication rules in the British GP.

He thus drops to third behind Max Verstappen.

The FIA deemed that he had breached Article 27.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, and noted that: “Having considered the matter extensively, the Stewards determined that the team gave some instructions to the driver that were specifically permitted under Technical Directive 014-16. However, the Stewards determined that the team then went further and gave instructions to the driver that were not permitted under the Technical Directive, and were in Breach of Art. 27.1 of the Sporting Regulations, that the driver must drive the car alone and unaided.”

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