Monaco GP2: Caterham's Rio Haryanto loses front row slot to penalty
|Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 19:08 GMT|
Caterham driver Rio Haryanto has lost his front-row start for the Monaco GP2 feature race after being hit with a blocking penalty post-qualifying.
Haryanto had topped the group B session in Monte Carlo's split qualifying format, earning him second on the grid alongside polesitter Jolyon Palmer, who set the pace in the faster group A session.
But Haryanto was adjudged to have blocked Stephane Richelmi at the Rascasse and has been given a three-place penalty as a result, dropping him to fifth.
That moves Russian Time driver Mitch Evans onto the front row, with Richelmi and Johnny Cecotto Jr third and fourth.
Haryanto was one of four drivers given three-place impeding penalties, along with Williams Formula 1 test driver Felipe Nasr, and Daniel Abt and Facu Regalia, who race for the Force India F1 team-affiliated Hilmer squad.
Abt had been the highest-placed of this trio, having originally qualified seventh before being found guilty of delaying Cecotto at the chicane.
Cecotto was also the victim in Carlin man Nasr's incident, which took place at the Anthony Noghes corner. Nasr had only qualified 15th, having crashed in free practice.
Regalia was 20th prior to his penalty for impeding Sergio Canamasas at the Swimming Pool chicane.
Pos Driver Team Time Group 1. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1m20.774s Group A 2. Mitch Evans Russian Time 1m21.188s Group A 3. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m21.444s Group B 4. Johnny Cecotto Jr Trident 1m21.361s Group A 5. Rio Haryanto Caterham 1m21.433s Group B* 6. Stoffel Vandoorne ART 1m21.508s Group B 7. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1m21.649s Group B 8. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1m21.917s Group A 9. Julian Leal Carlin 1m21.752s Group B 10. Daniel Abt Hilmer 1m21.760s Group A* 11. Alexander Rossi Caterham 1m22.146s Group A 12. Sergio Canamasas Trident 1m21.926s Group B 13. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m22.296s Group A 14. Arthur Pic Campos 1m22.207s Group B 15. Rene Binder Arden 1m22.270s Group B 16. Kimiya Sato Campos 1m22.588s Group A 17. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1m22.277s Group B 18. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1m22.381s Group A* 19. Tio Ellinas MP 1m22.681s Group A 20. Conor Daly Lazarus 1m22.997s Group A 21. Daniel de Jong MP 1m22.488s Group B 22. Andre Negrao Arden 1m23.178s Group A 23. Facu Regalia Hilmer 1m22.473s Group B* 24. Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1m22.632s Group B 25. Takuya Izawa ART 1m23.259s Group A 26. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m23.347s Group B** * Three-place blocking penalty ** Pitlane start due to Barcelona penalty