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Rosberg gets time penalty, penalty points after Austrian GP clash

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Nico Rosberg has been issued a 10-second time penalty added to the end of his race time for causing a collision and two penalty points assessed, but otherwise has escaped sanction from the FIA stewards following a several-hour deliberation post-race at today’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided on the 71st and final lap of the race. Rosberg turned into his Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate while Hamilton ran wide on corner exit, but was sufficient enough to continue and then go on to win the race.

Rosberg fell to fourth as a result and came under fire after the race.

On the whole, this decision from the stewards doesn’t do much – it doesn’t take Rosberg back in the championship, for instance.

But it does assign fault to him for the contact, and only stokes the fire even more between the two teammates heading into next week’s British Grand Prix from Silverstone.

See quick thoughts from NBCSN F1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”