Buemi Punished with five-place grid penalty for Hungary

Toro Rosso driver penalised for causing accident at the Nurburgring

28 July 2011

The Swiss driver Sebastian Buemi who drives for Toro Rosso will be starting five grid-places further back after being penalised for causing an unavoidable accident at this past weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. The accident between Buemi and Renault’s Nick Heidfeld forced the Renault driver to retire after suffering a spin and some substantial damage to the front of his car. Both Renault and Toro Rosso have been looking to dominate the midfield and hopefully push into getting more points. Renault has had a good start to the season picking up points and driving to some well-deserved places. However, Renault have said lately that their performance has lacked in recent races and incidents like this are hurting their chances of keeping their constructors’ championship position. The free practice sessions for Hungary are less than 24 hours away from starting, we’ll soon find out if Renault have anything planned to keep their hopes of more points alive and whether or not we’ll see the likes of Nick Hiedfeld back on form picking up those valuable points.