Stewards penalise Sutil for Grosjean clash
5 April 2014 – Adrian Sutil has been sent to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix grid after his incident with Romain Grosjean in qualifying.
Sauber driver Sutil tangled with Grosjean's Lotus in the final stages of the opening Q1 phase, forcing the Frenchman off track between Turns 13 and 14 as the pair attempted to improve their respective lap times.
Sutil was ultimately knocked out of the first segment after finishing 18th, while Grosjean progressed to Q2 and qualified in 16th position.
After evaluating the relevant footage, the stewards gave Sutil a five-place grid drop and added two penalty points to his Super Licence.
With Sutil dropping to the foot of the order, Caterham drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson move up to 18th and 20th positions, while Marussia team-mates Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton climb to 19th and 21st.