© 1998-2013 GPUpdate.net
GPUpdateManager F1 Game
Other Sports Tickets
Manchester United tickets
Alex Rossi will be starting Friday's first GP2 Asia Series race of the weekend from the back of the grid in Abu Dhabi. The American qualified fifth for the Meritus team at Yas Marina but was later found to be running with an illegally adjusted front wing.
The news of Rossi's penalty compounds a bad qualifying session for Meritus, which had high expectations after Luca Filippi topped the earlier practice; with the Italian suffering technical problems, he now moves up to 19th following his team-mate's penalty.
'During a pit-stop a mechanic adjusted the front wing hole setting on one side to 17 and on the other side to hole 18 which is not allowed - a simple human error,' a team statement reads.'
Having stopped in qualifying with a smoking car, Filippi's issue was later diagnosed as a gearbox problem.
|24 Mar '10||Meritus renews QuestNet partnership|
|17 Mar '10||Malaysian Prime Minister congratulates Meritus|
|15 Mar '10||Meritus ready to move to Main Series|
|13 Mar '10||Filippi takes first Meritus win in Bahrain|
|GP2: Abu Dhabi 2009-2010|
|6 Feb '10||Photos: Saturday in Abu Dhabi|
|6 Feb '10||Valsecchi wins Yas Sprint Race|
|5 Feb '10||Photos: Friday in Abu Dhabi|
|5 Feb '10||Turvey leads iSport 1-2 in Abu Dhabi|
|30 Apr||Rossi to get practice run in Canada|
|28 Mar||Van der Garde to miss four FP1 sessions|
|1 Mar||Rossi, Ma named Caterham reserve drivers|
|13 Nov '12||Rossi understands Caterham decision about Friday|
|24 May||Cecotto Jr. suspended from Sprint Race|
|24 May||Latest GP2 photos: Friday in Monaco|
|24 May||Bird avoids drama to win opening race|
|24 May||Video: First corner pile-up in Feature Race|
|More Alexander Rossi photos|