Hockenheim GP3: Title contender Eriksson loses podium to penalty
|By Charles Bradley||Sunday, July 20th 2014, 14:08 GMT|
GP3 title contender Jimmy Eriksson has lost his podium finish from race two at Hockenheim, which has seriously affected his championship challenge.
Eriksson, who finish third after holding off points leader Alex Lynn, was given a post-race time penalty for failing to slow for yellow flags. He had briefly gone off under the yellows at the Spitzkehre hairpin.
The 20-second penalty dropped him to 15th, and extends Lynn's points advantage to 30 - with the Briton picking up Eriksson's third place.
Saturday's race winner Marvin Kirchhofer was also penalised by stewards after the race for the clash with Emil Bernstorff at Turn 6 that ended both of their races. He will receive a five-place grid penalty for Hungary next weekend.
Jenzer Motorsport's Pal Varhaug was also issued with a five-place grid penalty after stewards found he had caused a reckless collision with Hilmer's Sebastian Balthasar at Turn 6.