Lotus driver Grosjean initially qualified P8, but he has been handed two-place grid penalty for a “pit lane breach” during the second session of Qualifying, as his he did not leave the pit exit in the same order in the queue as when he arrived.
The Lotus speedy will thus move to P10 with Valtteri Bottas and Marcus Ericsson gaining a place each.
The Stewards, have receiving a report from race director, heard from driver and team representative and examined video evidence, have considered the following matter determine a breach of regulations have been committed by the competitor name below and impose the penalty referred to.
No/Driver: 08 – Romain Grosjean
Competitor: Lotus F1 Team
Fact: Car 8 did not leave the pit lane in the order that arrived.
Offence: Breach of Article 23.6 of the FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulation
Decision: Drop of two grid position
Reason: The driver failed to leave pit lane in the order of his arrival and therefore has breached Article 23.6.