GP2 Series racers Dani Clos and Jon Lancaster have both received hefty penalties following yesterday’s qualifying session at Monza.
Having originally qualified 7th, it was discovered that Clos’ MP Motorsport machine did not contain the correct amount of fuel for sample testing. Clos will now start from the rear of the field.
Alongside Clos will be Hilmer Motorsport rival Lancaster, who – after setting the 18th best time – was penalised for ignoring yellow flags during the session. Lancaster will now start from 25th position.
2013 GP2 Series (Rd 9, Qualifying; Penalties) Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m31.788s 2. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m31.822s +0.034s 3. Jolyon Palmer Carlin 1m31.843s +0.055s 4. Marcus Ericsson DAMS 1m31.915s +0.127s 5. Tom Dillmann Russian Time 1m31.949s +0.161s 6. Stefano Coletti Rapax 1m31.993s +0.205s 7. James Calado ART 1m32.033s +0.245s 8. Jake Rosenzweig Addax 1m32.100s +0.312s 9. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m32.164s +0.376s 10. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m32.168s +0.380s 11. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m32.381s +0.593s 12. Rio Haryanto Addax 1m32.384s +0.596s 13. Julian Leal Racing Engineering 1m32.398s +0.610s 14. Alexander Rossi Caterham 1m32.447s +0.659s 15. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Hilmer 1m32.462s +0.674s 16. Mitch Evans Arden 1m32.481s +0.693s 17. Nathanael Berthon Trident 1m32.554s +0.766s 18. Daniel Abt ART 1m32.627s +0.839s 19. Johnny Cecotto Arden 1m32.650s +0.862s 20. Daniel de Jong MP 1m32.751s +0.963s 21. Sergio Campana Trident 1m33.195s +1.407s 22. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m33.292s +1.504s 23. Vittorio Ghireli Lazarus 1m33.405s +1.617s 24. Sergio Canamasas Caterham 1m34.963s +3.175s 25. Jon Lancaster Hilmer 1m32.482s +0.694s* 26. Dani Clos MP 1m32.024s +0.236s**
*Lancaster received ten-place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags.
**Clos excluded from qualifying for inability to provide fuel sample. Will start last.