Sebastian Vettel has lost the podium finish he gained after the original third placed Red Bull of Max Verstappen was handed a five second time penalty at the end of the 71 lap Mexican Grand Prix after the Stewards deemed he gained an advantage over Vettel by going off track.

Vettel heard the news after he finished the race and quickly made his way to the rostrum to stand on the third step instead of the young Dutchman.

However, Vettel was also put under investigation after the race finished as Red Bull complained that he had moved under braking when he was defending his position against Daniel Ricciardo as the Australian attempted a late overtaking manoeuvre.

The Stewards finally announced that Vettel has been given a ten second time penalty, promoting Daniel Ricciardo up into third place with fellow Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen now fourth and Vettel now classified fifth.

“The video footage, including the close circuit footage, the broadcast vision, both drivers' on board cameras plus the telemetry show that there was an abnormal change of direction by Car 5 and this was considered to be potentially dangerous in view of the proximity of the wheels of each car,” read a statement from the Stewards.

He also received two penalty points.