Dino Zamparelli has been suspended from the second GP3 Series race this weekend, following an opening lap in yesterday’s opening race.
Approaching the first chicane, Zamparelli took to the grass, losing control and eventually hitting teammate Tio Ellinas.
In the smash Conor Daly and Robert Visoiu also received race-ending damage, while the spun Carlos Sainz Jr dropped to last, but would salvage 9th place in the final running.
Reviewing the incident, the stewards deemed that Zamparelli had “made a serious breach of the Regulations which had the potential to cause injury to others.” In their verdict, the stewards also came to the conclusion that “Zamparelli had left the track deliberately and re-joined the track, colliding with another three cars.”
Carlin’s Luis Sa Silva was also penalised post-race for a collision with Ryan Cullen. As such, Sa Silva will now start race two from 26th position.