Nasr handed grid penalty for feature race
4 April 2014 – Carlin driver Felipe Nasr has been handed a three place grid penalty for the opening round of the GP2 season in Bahrain on Saturday.
Nasr, who originally qualified in eighth place, was deemed to have made an 'abnormal change of direction alongside another driver whilst negotiating Turn Four' during the final moments of the 30 minute session on Friday.
Nasr was on a flying lap when he came up behind Trident driver Johnny Cecotto Jr and the Brazilian swerved in the direction of his rival to vent his frustration as the two rounded Turn Four.
Nasr, who drove for Williams in the first practice session in Formula 1 earlier in the day, will now start from 11th place on the grid.
Racing Engineering's Raffaele Marciello will now move up to eighth on the grid, while Campos Racing's Arthur Pic and MP Motorsport driver Jon Lancaster have also been moved up one position from where they originally qualified.