Stewards discovered the four-times Formula One world champion, who has moved from Ferrari, did not respect double yellow warning flags at flip one in Saturday’s qualifying.
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The 33-year-old German had certified 18th however drops to final after the penalty.
Stewards mentioned in a press release that Vettel had not deserted his lap when Russian Nikita Mazepin spun forward of him through the first qualifying part.
“He (Vettel) defined to the Stewards that he noticed the smoke forward of him, however was not sure if it was a lock-up or a stopped automobile till he was fairly near the automobile and the smoke was lifting,” they added.
“The driver would have acquired a warning on his sprint and the crew ought to have been capable of see that the sector had been a double yellow and might have suggested the driving force as different groups did.
“While the argument that the driving force was already contained in the sector when it went double yellow evokes sympathy, the Stewards really feel you will need to notice that he was approaching an incident seen forward of him.”
Vettel joined Aston Martin with hopes of restoring a few of the lustre that pale throughout his final two years at Ferrari, when he made obtrusive errors and was out-performed by teammate Charles Leclerc.
Canadian crew mate Lance Stroll certified tenth.