Hulkenberg receives grid penalty for tyre mix up

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It was announced late this afternoon that Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg will lose one place on the starting grid of the German Grand Prix following the tyre mix-up during qualifying.

Hulkenberg used a set of tyres during Q1 that the team had electronically returned after final practice.This mistake was an infringement of rule 24.4e of the sporting rules.

As a result, the race stewards have penalised Hulkenberg, who will drop from seventh to eighth on the grid. The penalty now means Williams’ Valtteri Bottas will now start in seventh place for the German GP tomorrow.

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