A “drive-through” slows Marciello in Monaco

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The Ferrari Driver Academy youngster took the chequered flag in nineteenth place.

Monaco – Having started from twelfth on the grid, Raffaele Marciello began moving up the order in the second GP2 race here in Monaco. Afte getting up to tenth place, the Racing Engineering team driver was given a penalty by the Stewards for having caused an accident which occurred as he was on an overtaking move on lap 4.

“I accept the Stewards’ decision, but I’m not sure I deserved the penalty,” commented Marciello. “I arrived in the braking area for the Grand Hotel hairpin and De Jong, who was ahead of me, left a good space on his left. I braked late and began to take the corner, but I saw that De Jong’s car was still alongside me on the outside line. There isn’t room for two cars there and we touched. After the penalty, I was back in last place and there was nothing else I could do except get to the finish without making any mistakes.”

The Ferrari Driver Academy youngster took the chequered flag in nineteenth place. The next race on the GP2 calendar will be round 4, which takes place over the weekend of 22 June at the Austrian Red Bull Ring.

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Event Monaco
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Tags ferrari, gp2, monaco, raffaele marciello

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