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Bianchi penalised for blocking Di Resta
Saturday 05th October 2013, 11:26 by TF1T Staff
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Jules Bianchi has been demoted three-places on the Korean Grand Prix grid after the stewards deemed he blocked Force India's Paul di Resta during Q1.
Di Resta was clearly angry at the French driver and voiced his concerns over the team radio, but did make it through to Q2 whilst Bianchi qualified 21st.
"The driver of car #22 [Bianchi] (on an out-lap) was given a radio warning of the approach of car #14 [di Resta] (on a fast lap) but decided to stay on line to start his own flying lap," read a statement issued by the stewards.
"The stewards consider that car #22 could have safely allowed car #14 to pass before starting his flying lap."
He will now drop to 22nd and last.
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