Date: 16th May 2016 at 7:59am
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The Spanish Grand Prix was bookended by colliding team-mates.

The opening lap saw the safety car thrown after the Mercedes team-mates of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton crashed shortly after turn 3.

The final lap of the race saw Renault’s Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer come together.

In a battle for 13th place and pride, Kevin Magnussen was the quicker car, on a three-stop strategy and on newer soft-compound tyres.

Palmer was nursing his old hard compound tyres after completing a two-stop strategy.

On turn 13, the pair made contact and the race stewards found fault with Magnussen and handed him a post-race ten second penalty and two penalty points.

That adjustment knocks Magnussen down from 14th to 15th, with Sauber’s Felipe Nasr the main beneficiary.

the Stewards determined that Car 20 could not have reasonably expected to make the corner of Turn 13 without colliding with Car 30, which was subsequently forced off the track. The Stewards imposed the penalty referred to, which was converted to a time penalty after the race as the cars were on the last lap.’ the race stewards told