Karun Chandhok has become the seventh driver to receive a ban in this season's World Series by Renault after a yellow flag violation during qualifying
The RC Motorsport driver has been banned for three-meetings, starting with this weekend's Le Mans races, after spinning at Dunlop Curve while marshals were removing Eric Salignon's stricken Cram Competition car.
Chandhok believes the penalty is too harsh: "I knew Salignon's car was there having seen it on the previous lap and my data shows I braked 62 metres earlier on that lap. I ran wide on the wet kerb and spun after pulling right because of the marshal. I'm guilty of making a mistake while running slowly - not on the limit. These penalties are not consistent. I can understand why they have banned me from Le Mans, but why Bilbao and Oschersleben too?"
Dutchman Jaap Van Lagen had already been banned from tomorrow's first race after running off track and overtaking Giorgio Mondini under yellow flags in free practice.
Earlier in the year, four drivers were sanctioned at Monaco for yellow flag violations. Pastor Maldonado was the worst affected, receiving a five-meeting ban following a crash which resulted in a marshal being injured. Matteo Meneghello was banned for two races and Andreas Zuber and Colin Fleming were both banned for one race.
Stefano Proetto was banned for two meetings after an accident which resulted in Alx Danielsson breaking his ankle at the opening round at Zolder.
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