Vettel was called to the stewards because he had not responded adequately to a red flag at the opening training in Austin on Friday.
FP1 was interrupted by a red flag when Vettel's 2019 team-mate Charles Leclerc turned his Sauber and entered the track again, driving through the gravel and putting stones on the track.
The red flags were thrown so the marshals could clear the route. The stewards did not keep Vettel slow enough between shunting sectors six and seven, the end of the foreshore and just before the polluted part of the track. Www.moviesfilmonline.com / de / movies / … of – the – league This punishment was expected after Racing Point Force India 's pilot Esteban Ocon finished third in the final race in Japan
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Vettel's grid penalty, which means he will not start a higher th fourth, is a blow to his already weak title hopes.
He can not be outscored by more than seven points by Lewis Hamilton to extend the championship bout.
Hamilton leads Vettel by 67 points, is on a four-race winning streak and was fastest in both wet practice sessions on Friday in the US.
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