Romain Grosjean he will start his Styrian Grand Prix from the pit lane. The press release expected by the FIA after having summoned the pilot in the past few hours has arrived: the Haas mechanics had worked on the French driver’s car in the closed park regime, thus making the sanction for the former Lotus driver inevitable. This is a decision that in reality does not change almost anything on the Sunday of the native of Geneva, which yesterday had not been able to even mark a timed time in Q1 due to problems with the ERS.
New change, Giovinazzi starts last
Grosjean’s departure from the pits also puts him back Antonio Giovinazzi in 19th place, position in which the Italian had qualified yesterday after the mistake made at the end of Q1. The Alfa Romeo driver had been demoted behind the bearer of the American team due to the replacement of the gearbox which had cost him five (theoretical) grid penalty positions. These are in fact two purely ‘academic’ sanctions that will not affect the way of this first Styrian GP.