Following the re-investigation into the incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Jarno Trulli in the final few laps of the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, the stewards have decided to reinstate Jarno Trulli’s third place finish and disqualify the McLaren driver. It would appear that fresh evidence was brought to light and while Toyota withdrew their initial appeal, the stewards deemed the new evidence important enough to warrant further investigation.
The initial race result had Jarno Trulli in third and Lewis Hamilton in fourth, but soon after the race Trulli was handed a 25-second penalty, thus promoting Hamilton and sending Trulli down to twelfth place. This has now been reversed, with Trulli placed back in third and Hamilton completely out of the finishing order.
The full race report from last weekend can be read here: Australia 2009: Jenson Button Leads Brawn One-Two.
|1.||Jenson Button Brawn||58||1h34:15.784||10pts|
|2.||Rubens Barrichello Brawn||58||+1.604s||8pts|
|3.||Jarno Trulli Toyota||58||+2.914s||6pts|
|4.||Timo Glock Toyota||58||+4.435s||5pts|
|5.||Fernando Alonso Renault||58||+4.879s||4pts|
|6.||Nico Rosberg Williams||58||+5.722s||3pts|
|7.||Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso||58||+6.004s||2pts|
|8.||Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso||58||+6.298s||1pt|
|9.||Adrian Sutil Force India||58||+6.335s|
|10.||Nick Heidfeld BMW||58||+7.085s|
|11.||Giancarlo Fisichella Force India||58||+7.374s|
|12.||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing||57||+1 Lap|
|13.||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing||56||Collision|
|14.||Robert Kubica BMW||55||Collision|
|15.||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari||55||Mechanical|
|16.||Felipe Massa Ferrari||45||Mechanical|
|17.||Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault||24||Spun|
|18.||Kazuki Nakajima Williams||17||Accident|
|19.||Heikki Kovalainen McLaren||0||Collision|
|20.||Lewis Hamilton McLaren||58||DSQ|