GP2 Series frontrunner James Calado has been hit by a two-place grid penalty after race stewards ruled he held up a rival driver in free practice on Friday morning at the Hungaroring.
Calado was third fastest in the session, but was judged to have impeded DAMS driver Felipe Nasr at the final corner while beginning his lap, which then went on to be his fastest. So wherever Calado qualifies in this afternoon's session, he will start two places behind it in Saturday's feature race.
On social network Twitter, an angry Calado wrote: "Great practice. But yet again another penalty. Two-place grid drop for so called not letting a driver past in the last corner. I was pushing."
And added: "It's a joke. I was on the grass letting people past in that session with no intention of doing anything wrong.. An absolute disgrace."
He later deleted his comments.
Calado is fifth in points, 55 points behind leader Luiz Razia.