Lotus’ Romain Grosjean will serve a ten-place grid penalty at the next Grand Prix in Canada, the FIA stewards have confirmed.
The Frenchman – who suffered three separate practice accidents over the weekend – had a nightmare Grand Prix, which ended with a late race collision with Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo when he rammed the Australian at the Nouvelle Chicane on Lap 62.
The contact caused an immediate retirement for Ricciardo, while Grosjean continued for two more laps after receiving a new nose cone, before retiring with collision-induced damage to the floor of his E21.
Both drivers were summoned to the stewards’ offices after the race, and following the testimony of both protagonists and a review of the available telemetry and TV footage, the panel hit Grosjean with a ten-place grid drop when the circus visits Montreal in June.
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