Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sato docked Ten places for French GP

Takuma Sato has been docked ten starting places on the Magny Cours grid in two weeks after stewards at Indianapolis ruled that he illegally overtook when yellow flags were waving.The Super Aguri driver claims that it was in fact Honda-powered colleague Jenson Button who tried to pass him in the early stages of the US grand prix, but Sato will nonetheless be docked ten places for the next event after spinning into retirement on lap 13."No," he said in the pits, "Jenson was overtaking me, so I wasn't overtaking at that time."At the front of the field, Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead over McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso to ten points on Sunday by winning a second successive race in the space of seven days.

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