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Vergne handed track limits penalty point

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Jean-Eric Vergne has been handed one penalty point on his super licence for leaving the track and gaining an advantage during the German Grand Prix.

During a battle with Romain Grosjean Vergne went off at the exit of Spitzkehre (Turn 6) and then failed to hand back the advantage. The stewards decided this was enough for both a five-second stop-go penalty, which the Frenchman served at his second pit stop, before slapping him with an additional penalty point after the race.

Vergne becomes the first driver to be handed a penalty point since the Bahrain Grand Prix. The rule was introduced at the start of the season that any driver who accumulates 12 during a 12-month period will automatically receive a one-race ban.