Formula One: Russell penalised five places, starts from last at British GP

Russell steers his car during the third practice session of the British Grand Prix.
Russell steers his car during the third practice session of the British Grand Prix.PHOTO: AFP

SILVERSTONE, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) - George Russell was hit with a five-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in qualifying and will start Sunday's British Grand Prix from the back row.

Russell had qualified in 15th at Silverstone on Saturday (Aug 1) but was penalised for failing to respect double-waved yellow flags following a spin for his Williams teammate Nicholas Latifi.

He will also be docked three penalty points on his licence.