Romain Grosjean banned from the starting next weekend Italian Grand Prix following reason that the Spa start crash and he also receives a fine of 50,000 euros (£40,000).
rench man moved across the track Hamilton on the run towards La Source, putting the McLaren on the grass. Just they are collide and crashed into Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and the Sauber duo going into the hairpin, Kobayashi continue the race but Sergio Perez retired from the race.
Grosjean’s start-line plans have already been queried this season, not least in Monaco where he cut across Michael Schumacher and as a result spun in front of the field.
“A good start, then a big boom and then off – I haven’t seen the images but the main thing is that we are all okay,” he told reporters before being asked if he had moved over too soon. “I don’t know…as I say I haven’t seen the footage yet.”
The FIA stewards, including ex F1 driver Eliseo Salazar, took far dimmer view.
‘The stewards regard this incident as an extremely serious breach of the regulations which had the potential to cause injury to others,’ they stated. ‘It eliminated leading championship contenders from the race. The stewards note the team conceded the action of the driver was an extremely serious mistake and an error of judgement. Neither the team nor the driver made any submission in mitigation of penalty.’