Sutil, Buemi Handed Grid Penalties for Brazil

The low-grip characteristics of the Yeongam track in Korea, together with the heavy rain that poured down the aforementioned region last weekend and the poor drainage system of the circuit have made the recent Korean Grand Prix a race to remember.

No less than 7 drivers crashed out of the race after losing control of their cars, while others have been a bit lucky to recover in time before they hit the wall. With plenty of safety cars deployed, the gap between several drivers was pretty small most of the time, meaning when one lost control of his car, he usually took another racer down with him (see the Mark Webber/Nico Rosberg case).

As far as Force India's Adrian Sutil and Scuderia Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi are concerned, these two have not only crashed out, but also caused others to call it a day on Sunday. If in Sutil's case, his contact with BMW Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi din not result in the latter's DNF, Buemi crashed right into Virgin Racing's Timo Glock, causing him to retire.

Consequently, both drivers have been handed a 5-place grid penalty for the upcoming race in Brazil. In addition to that, the German driver from Force India will also have to pour some $10,000 into the FIA's account “in view of the driver's admission that he was aware of brake problems with his car throughout the race,” as argued by the FIA stewards.

As far as the big accident between Webber and Rosberg goes – we say that because of the huge implications it had over the title race this season – the FIA stewards decided not to take any action against the Australian driver, who lost control of his car after going over a kerb and touched Rosberg in the process.
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