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Ricciardo handed heavy penalty for final race in Abu Dhabi

Daniel Ricciardo has been punished for his part in the opening lap collision between himself and Kevin Magnussen.

Daniel Ricciardo has been handed a three-place grid drop for his part in the collision with Kevin Magnussen at the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver tagged the inside of Magnussen's car part way round the opening lap of the race, spinning the Haas around. The pair then collided afterwards as Ricciardo attempted to drive around the backwards Haas, putting both cars out of the race and triggering a Safety Car. The stewards acknowledged that the incident was not reckless, but it was caused by misjudgement from Ricciardo, and that the Australian was wholly to blame. As a result, Ricciardo will have a three-place grid penalty applied to his qualifying position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be his final race before at least a year out of the sport. Ricciardo was also given two points on his superlicence, bringing his 12-month total up to eight (out of a maximum of twelve).

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