Three GP2 Drivers Given Penalties After Monaco Qualifying
Prema Racing’s Pierre Gasly, Carlin’s Sergio Canamasas and Arden International’s Nabil Jeffri have been given grid penalties after qualifying for the GP2 Monaco feature race.
Gasly and Canamasas each missed their stop at the weighbridge while they were live in qualifying Groups A and B, while Jeffri was deemed to have impeded Artem Markelov during the Group B session.
Because of this, Gasly and Canamasas are demoted to starting from the pit lane. Jeffri has been given a three-place penalty, but will also have to start from the pit lane due to only being able to drop down one position on the grid.
Gasly finished the Group A session in eighth, while Canamasas and Jeffri finished the Group B session in seventh and 11th, respectively. With the results of both sessions combined, Group B drivers starting in odd-numbered positions and Group A drivers in even-numbered positions, Canamasas would have expected to start in 13th, with Gasly in 16th and Jeffri in 21st of the 22 positions.
This means that Canamasas’ teammate Marvin Kirchhofer will move up to 13th on the grid, with Campos Racing’s Sean Gelael in 14th and Russian Time’s Markelov in 15th. Rapax’s Gustav Malja will start in 16th ahead of Trident’s Philo Paz Armand, MP Motorsport’s Daniel de Jong and Arden’s Jimmy Eriksson.
ART Grand Prix’s Sergey Sirotkin starts on pole position, ahead of Racing Engineering’s Norman Nato and Jordan King.
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