Giovinazzi penalty hands Matsushita pole for Monaco sprint
Honda protege Nobuharu Matsushita will start Saturday's GP2 race from pole position, having been promoted to eighth place in the feature race.
Matsushita took the chequered flag ninth, having moved up a spot in the running order after a late crash for Luca Ghiotto.
However, he has picked up eighth and reverse-grid pole to go along with it after the race, with Antonio Giovinazzi penalised for gaining advantage from cutting Nouvelle Chicane.
Giovinazzi, seventh at the flag for what would have been his first points in GP2, has been relegated to 11th with a five-place grid penalty.
Instead, Carlin's Marvin Kirchhofer has inherited the place, the trade-off being that the German will now start tomorrow's race second and not first.
Also penalised was Gustav Malja, a 5-second penalty dropping him from 12th to 14th in the classification after he had been found guilty of gaining advantage by cutting Ste Devote.
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|Drivers||Antonio Giovinazzi , Nobuharu Matsushita , Gustav Malja|
|Teams||ART Grand Prix , Rapax , Prema Powerteam|
|Article type||Breaking news|