Penalty drops Hamilton to 8th on grid for Austrain Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton will start the Austrian Grand Prix in eighth place with title rival Sebastian Vettel second behind Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas.

A gearbox change means the Mercedes driver takes a 5-place penalty that leaves him with a difficult task to limit the damage to his title hopes as Vettel has a 14-point advantage.

Vettel crashed into the side of Hamilton in Azerbaijan and despite a curt apology, there is still a tension between the two drivers.

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