Lirim Zendeli, Leonardo Pulcini and Alessio Deledda have all been handed grid drops for Race 1 on Saturday, following today’s FIA Formula 3 Qualifying session.
Zendeli has been handed a three-place drop, after he was found to have unnecessarily impeded Alex Peroni at the entry to Turn 7. The Australian was on a fast lap and the stewards determined that the Trident driver could have moved to the left down the straight and let Peroni past.
Pulcini has been given a five-place drop. The Italian was found to have gotten in the way of Richard Verschoor at Turn 1, when he could have moved to the right and given the MP Motorsport man a clear line to the corner.
Finally, Deledda has been handed a 10-place grid drop for a tyre infringement. The stewards determined that the Campos No.30 car rendered one full set of tyres, and two additional front tyres in Qualifying, which were unusable for safety reasons.
With the penalties applied, Zendeli drops from 10th to 13th on the starting grid, and Pulcini falls from 12th to 17th. Deledda will start from the back of the grid.