Nick Cassidy has been stripped of third place in the opening Formula 3 European Championship race at the Norisring after receiving a five-second penalty.
Prema Powerteam driver Cassidy, who led the championship after the first weekend of the season, had scored only his second podium since the opening round at Paul Ricard with third on the Nuremberg streets.
But the stewards at the Norisring judged that he had not kept to the correct line behind a mid-race safety car, and added five seconds to the New Zealander's race time.
As a result, Cassidy drops from third place in the final classification to sixth, with Hitech's George Russell instead promoted to the final podium spot.
ILOTT PICKS UP FURTHER GRID PENALTY
Several other drivers picked up grid penalties ahead of Saturday's second race, including Van Amersfoort Racing driver Callum Ilott.
The Briton climbed up the order early in race one after starting 12th, having been handed 10-place grid penalties for all three of this weekend's races after an engine change.
However, while battling for second with eventual winner Lance Stroll, he locked up at Turn 2 and hit leader Joel Eriksson, and has been given a further five-place penalty for causing the collision.
Sergio Sette Camara was also given the same grid drop for crashing into Guanyu Zhou, while Harrison Newey and Pedro Piquet both picked up a three-place penalties for causing collisions.