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Rosberg and Hamilton penalised for French GP - Ten place grid drops are handed out for Magny-Cours

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It’s the 9th June and this is F1Minute.

After a race like we saw this weekend in Canada, it’s no surprise that today is all about the fall out.

First up, it was revealed moments after I posted F1Minute yesterday, that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg would receive ten place grid drops for the French Grand Prix, after the incident in the pit lane. Hamilton has apologised for the accident, but a quote from Räikkönen seemed to infer that he felt the McLaren driver chose him over crashing into Kubica. At the moment, it seems, emotions are still running high.

Elsewhere, Alonso says that an error in his strategy cost him the win on Sunday, despite the fact that when he crashed out he was still effectively running in third. He was behind Heidfeld, which he felt was down to the strategy decision by his team – one that he questioned over the radio to his engineers. Of course, this is all a case of What If.

And finally, Ferrari have conceded that BMW are a real threat for the championship, and that they need to not only keep their eye on McLaren, but also the new winners on the block.

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.