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Nick Heidfeld will be penalised three grid positions for the Singapore Grand Prix after being deemed to have impeded Honda driver, Rubens Barrichello, while he was on a flying lap. The incident occurred during the first qualifying session when Barrichello was held up by the BMW who was entering the pit lane at the part of the entry on the racing line. The stewards decided he should have done more to get out of Barrichello’s way.

After being held up, Barrichello abandoned his lap and entered the pits. He has also be punished and given a 10,000 euro fine for not using the deceleration zone properly during his pit entry. Heidfeld will now start from ninth after qualifying sixth, whilst Barrichello will stay in eighteenth.

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Toyota’s Jarno Trulli has been reprimanded and fined 10,000 euros after driving the wrong way round the Marina Bay circuit. The incident occurred during the first of two Friday practice sessions at Singapore, when the Italian spun coming out of the last corner. Instead of continuing down the main strait, he decided to come back the way he came and cut across the white line, also against the rules, so he could enter the pits.

The Stewards came to the conclusion that he had broken Article 30.2 of the 2008 F1 Regulations stating “drivers are strictly forbidden to drive their car in the opposite direction to the race unless this is absolutely necessary in order to move the car from a dangerous position.” He also crossed the white line separting the racing track and pit lane entrance, which is strictly forbidden under the sporting regulations.

Trulli will face no further punishment.

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