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The race stewards in Monaco have announced a number of penalties to be applied to the results of today's feature race as a consequence of several drivers cutting the corner at St Devote at the start of the event.
An investigation into their actions was announced during the race, and at the conclusion of the event Roldan Rodriguez, Lucas di Grassi, Dani Clos, Nico Hulkenberg, Edoardo Mortara, Luca Filippi, Javier Villa and Kamui Kobayashi were all called to the stewards' office to discuss the incident.
After the resultant conversations each of the drivers were judged to have cut the apex of turn one and not used the track, putting them in breach of Article 30.3.1 of the sporting regulations: the normal penalty would be a drive through, but as it is to be applied at the end of the race 25 seconds has been added to each driver's elapsed time.
As a consequence several drivers have improved their results, most notably with Andreas Zuber promoted to a podium finish in third. Pastor Maldonado will now start tomorrow's sprint race from pole position.
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