Spa: Di Grassi penalised off front row

Di Grassi, Perera penalised Lucas di Grassi and Franck Perera have been handed penalties after discussing their sessions with the race stewards following this afternoon's qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps. Di Grassi will drop 3 grid ...

Di Grassi, Perera penalised

Lucas di Grassi and Franck Perera have been handed penalties after discussing their sessions with the race stewards following this afternoon's qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps.

Di Grassi will drop 3 grid positions after being judged to have impeded Karun Chandhok during the session: the Brazilian, who finished the session in second position, will now start the race in fifth place, promoting championship leader Nico Hulkenberg to the front row alongside polesitter Alvaro Parente.

Perera, who qualified outside 107% of the pole position time, will not participate in either race this weekend: the Frenchman was also 12 seconds off the top position in the rain affected free practice session, and as such was unable to point to that session for an indication of his speed at the circuit.

-credit: gp2

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Alvaro Parente , Lucas di Grassi , Nico Hulkenberg , Franck Perera