NEWS

26/05/2011

Monaco Post Qualifying penalties

Qualifying session

Qualifying session

Three drivers handed grid position penalties for tomorrow’s feature race

Following an eventful qualifying session today in Monaco, the stewards have handed three drivers penalties for causing a collision.

Romain Grosjean rode over teammate’s Pal Varhaug at Rascasse in the closing stages of the session. The Frenchman was handed a five grid position penalty. Although he did not set a laptime inside the 107%, the Dams driver has been allowed to race tomorrow as he set a suitable time during today’s practice session. He will start from last position.

Also guilty of causing a collision was Marcus Ericsson who found the rear of teammate’s Sam Bird’s car at the swimming pool. The Swede was also handed a five grid position penalty and will now start from P20.

Lastly, today’s quickest man Giedo van der Garde was also handed a five grid position penalty for causing a collision early in the session with Oliver Turvey. The Barwa Addax man will start tomorrow P6.

Consequently, Sam Bird was promoted to Pole position – his first of the season – while Davide Valsecchi will start from front row.

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