Grosjean takes ten-place drop for Silverstone
27 June 2011 – GP2 championship leader Romain Grosjean will start ten places further back from where he qualifies for the next round of the championship at Silverstone.
The ten-place penalty was applied after Sunday’s Sprint Race in Valencia, with the Frenchman being adjudged to have caused an avoidable accident.
At the start, the DAMS pilot - Saturday's winner - was involved in contact with Sam Bird before spinning and being hit by both Rodolfo González and Charles Pic.
Heading to Great Britain, Franco-Swiss Grosjean holds a one-point lead over The Netherlands’ Giedo van der Garde, with the top five drivers covered by just ten points.
The Lap 1 incident can be viewed at GPUpdate TV