Hopefully final GP2 qualifying standings

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.

Row

1

1+

Sam Bird
iSport

2++

Davide Valsecchi
AirAsia

2

3++

Alvaro Parente
Racing Eng

4++

Stefano Coletti
Trident

3

5++

Josef Kral
Arden

6*

Giedo van der Garde
Addax

4

7+

Max Chilton
Carlin

8*

Jules Bianchi
ART

5

9

Esteban Gutierrez
ART

10

Johnny Cecotto
Ocean

6

11

Luca Filippi
Super Nova

12

Charles Pix
Addax

7

13

Rodolfo Gonzalez
Trident

14

Fabio Leimer
Rapax

8

15+

Oliver Turvey
Carlin

16+

Luiz Razia
AirAsia

9

17+

Dani Clos
Racing Eng

18+

Jolyon Palmer
Arden

10

19+

Julian Leal
Rapax

20*

Marcus Ericsson
iSport

11

21

Kevin Ceccon
Coloni

22

Fairuz Fauzy
Super Nova

12

23

Kevin Mirocha
Ocean

24

Michael Herck
Coloni

13

25

Pal Varhaug
DAMS

26*

Romain Grosjean
DAMS
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