I knew there were more penalties coming. Romain Grosjean, who has been allowed to drive, has been handed an imaginary 5-place grid penalty (he starts from the back of the grid anyway). Marcus Ericsson has also been given one for crashing into the back of his teammate’s car, as has Giedo van der Garde, who should have been on pole, for causing a collision with with Oliver Turvey. This is the second race in a row that Grosjean has started from the back of the grid, and if he drives well he might do even better than in Barcelona, where he was able to finish close to the points.
The revised standings mean that Sam Bird takes the two points for pole, with Davide Valsecchi joining him on the front row. Tony Fernandes’ team are doing well this year in the series. Stefano Coletti has also been able to start from P4 at his home race. The table below shows the positions for the grid. Each * represents a 5-place grid penalty. Each + represents a place gained because of someone else’s penalty.
|6*||Giedo van der Garde|