GP2 Monza: Mitch Evans sent to the back of the grid

Russian Time driver Mitch Evans has been excluded from GP2 qualifying at Monza after his car failed to meet the minimum requirement for tyre pressures

GP2 Monza: Mitch Evans sent to the back of the grid

New Zealander Evans had qualified in second behind Red Bull protege Pierre Gasly, who picked up his maiden pole position.

Scrutineers however, found the tyre pressures on his Russian Time entry were below the minimum requirement and he was excluded from the session, but is permitted to start from the back of the grid.

The penalty promotes championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne to the front row, and Williams F1 development driver Alex Lynn to third.

Sergio Canamasas, who had qualified ninth, was also excluded for the same reason, and will be permitted to start from the back like Evans.

Status Grand Prix driver Marlon Stockinger - who qualified 21st - picked up a three-place grid penalty for impeding Rene Binder between the Ascari chicane and the Parabolica.

Binder was also impeded by GP2 newcomer, and MP Motorsport team-mate, Meindert van Buuren between the same corners.

Van Buuren received a three-place grid penalty but will start from the pitlane as he qualified in 25th.

REVISED GRID LINE-UP

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1m31.272s
2 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 0.206s
3 Alex Lynn DAMS 0.343s
4 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 0.368s
5 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 0.626s
6 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 0.666s
7 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 0.713s
8 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 0.742s
9 Raffaele Marciello Trident 0.799s
10 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 0.828s
11 Robert Visoiu Rapax 0.883s
12 Julian Leal Carlin 0.887s
13 Norman Nato Arden International 0.902s
14 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Trident 0.904s
15 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1.011s
16 Andre Negrao Arden International 1.114s
17 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 1.126s
18 Rene Binder MP Motorsport 1.175s
19 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1.365s
20 Simon Trummer Hilmer Motorsport 1.522s
21 Patric Niederhauser Daiko Team Lazarus 1.641s
22 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1.347s
23 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME -
24 Sergio Canamasas Daiko Team Lazarus -
25 Meindert van Buuren MP Motorsport 1.854s


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