Grid drop for Ericsson, penalty points for Wehrlein and Bottas

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Grid drop for Ericsson, penalty points for Wehrlein and Bottas
Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
May 29, 2016, 3:16 PM

Marcus Ericsson will drop three places on the grid in Canada after colliding with his teammate Felipe Nasr in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C35
Pascal Wehrlein, Manor Racing MRT05 and Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38 battle for position
Valtteri Bottas, Williams FW38

After a number of frustrated radio messages from both himself and Nasr - with the Brazilian being asked to let his teammate through - Ericsson tried a move down the inside of La Rascasse and put Nasr into the barriers.

Both of them would go on to retire from the race, and a subsequent investigation from the stewards named Ericsson the guilty party, giving him a three-place grid drop for Montreal.

The Swede also gained two penalty points, bringing his total up to six.

Meanwhile, F1 rookie Pascal Wehrlein incurred two different 10-second time penalties during the race - for going under the minimum required time under VSC and for ignoring blue flags.

He ended up P14 and now has four penalty points on his license.

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is, likewise, now up to four penalty points, having been penalised for a collision with Haas F1's Esteban Gutierrez at La Rascasse.

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