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

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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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