Nico Rosberg has been given a 10-second time penalty for radio assistance from his team in the British GP. This means that he drops to third place, behind Max Verstappen. This also means that He loses three points and so the World Championship situation is now Rosberg 168, Hamilton 167 and Verstappen has increased his total to 90. In the Constuctors’ Championship this means that Red Bull closes up on Ferrari even more with Mercedes on 335, Ferrari 204 and Red Bull 198.
The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, heard from the driver and team representatives and examined audio evidence, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the Article 27.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and imposed a 10-second Time Penalty.
The stewards said that they had considered the matter “extensively” and determined that the team gave some instructions to the driver that were specifically permitted under Technical Directive 014-16. However, the Stewards concluded that the team then went further and gave instructions to the driver that were NOT permitted under the Technical Directive.