"Between Turns 5 & 6, Car No. 5 was impeded by Car No. 11 during his fast lap. As a reaction to this, Car No. 5 deliberately forced Car No. 11 off the track."
The above is an extract from the GP2 stewards' statement after Arden International driver Johnny Cecotto Jr moved over on Russian Time's Sam Bird on a straight during qualifying for the opening round of the series in Malaysia last Friday.
As a result, Bird had no option but to drive onto the grass.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.