Vettel handed three-place grid penalty in Austria

Stewards punish Ferrari driver for blocking Carlos Sainz.

Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Ferrari's Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix after stewards ruled he had impeded Renault's Carlos Sainz in qualifying.

Vettel had qualified in third place, behind the two Mercedes of polesitter Valtteri Bottas and championship leader Lewis Hamilton.