Following today’s Formula 3 Qualifying session at Monza, three drivers have been penalised.
Juan Manuel Correa has been handed a 10-place grid drop for tomorrow’s Sprint Race for failing to respect double yellow flags at Turns 1 and 2 and recording his best lap time. The ART Grand Prix driver improved his position while yellow flags were out for the stranded Campos Racing car of Hunter Yeany. Correa had been set to start from P4 on the grid for the Sprint but will now line up in 22nd following the deletion of the lap time set under yellow flags and the application of the grid penalty.
The ART Grand Prix driver’s penalty promotes Franco Colapinto to P12, and the Van Amersfoort Racing driver will now start from reverse grid pole in the Sprint Race.
Francesco Pizzi has also been assigned a 10-place grid penalty for ignoring double yellows at Turns 1 and 2. The Stewards found that he too did not slow sufficiently. The Charouz Racing System driver had qualified 20th but will now start 29th on the grid after having the lap time deleted.
Reece Ushijima is the third driver who has been penalised following Qualifying. The Van Amersfoort Racing driver has received a 10-place grid drop also for failing to slow for double yellow flags at the same part of the track. He has had the lap in question deleted, which was not his fastest of the Qualifying session, but will now start from 30th on the grid for the Sprint having qualified 22nd at Monza.
Brad Benavides is serving his three-place grid drop from the previous round for causing a collision with William Alatalo. The Carlin driver will start the Sprint Race from 23rd on the grid.