Lynn and Gasly forced to start race two at Monza from pitlane

DAMS GP2 duo Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn will both be forced to start Sunday’s GP2 Series Sprint Race at Monza from the pitlane.

The pair – who were running 1-2 for the opening laps of Saturday’s Feature Race – both failed to finish it.

Lynn crashed into Sergey Sirotkin at the Rettifilo chicane, taking both himself and the Russian – who was leading the race at the time – out of the race.

Stewards considered that Lynn was too optimistic in his braking point and caused a dangerous collision with the Rapax driver.

He would have been handed a five-grid place penalty for Sunday’s race, but will start from the pitlane as he didn’t finish.

Meanwhile, technical stewards also found that DAMS mechanics had removed the tyre valves on Gasly’s car after the Frenchman had retired in the pitlane following a transmission issue while he was leading the race.

The tyres were considered as being in parc ferme and, like Lynn, has been penalised with a pitlane start.

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Series GP2
Event Monza
Track Monza
Drivers Alex Lynn , Pierre Gasly
Teams DAMS
Article type Breaking news