GP2 Qualifying Penalty Report

Circuit De Catalunya

Jules Bianchi penalised


Giedo van der Garde will start on pole

Lotus ART’s Jules Bianchi will not start from pole position in tomorrow’s feature race after he was judged to have ignored the yellow flags in the early stages of this afternoon’s qualifying session. As Fabio Leimer slowed down to a stop following mechanical gremlins, the session was briefly under yellow flags, but the stewards found out that Bianchi had improved his laptime.

Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

The Frenchman was therefore handed a ten grid position penalty and will start from 11th tomorrow. Giedo van der Garde was promoted to pole position, with Sam Bird starting from the front row next to the Barwa Addax man. The Dutchman’s teammate Charles Pic will now start from P3, next to countryman and Series leader Romain Grosjean.

-source: gp2

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Sam Bird , Romain Grosjean , Fabio Leimer , Charles Pic , Jules Bianchi
Tags bianchi, gp2, spain, van der garde