Melbourne stewards penalise Trulli, Hamilton goes third 

Written by David on March 29th, 2009 at 12:12 pmLast Update: April 02nd, 2009 at 11:42 am

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has been promoted to third place – the Briton finished the 2009 Australian Grand Prix in fourth – following a 25-second penalty handed to Toyota’s Jarno Trulli.

The race stewards penalised the Italian at the end of the Grand Prix for having regained a position to the Briton while the Safety Car was on track after Sebastian Vettel’s and Robert Kubica’s collision.

Toyota Motorsport confirmed that it will appeal the stewards’ decision.

Update: Toyota drops Trulli appeal.

Update 2: FIA stewards scrap Trulli penalty, Hamilton and McLaren-Mercedes disqualified from Albert Park’s race

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