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Pic and Rowland penalised after Silverstone GP2 feature race

by Peter Allen
Oliver Rowland

Photo: GP2 Media Service

Arthur Pic and Oliver Rowland have both been given penalties after the GP2 feature race at Silverstone, affecting the front of the grid for the sprint race.

Pic has been given a 20-second time penalty for pushing?Jordan King into a spin in the very last corners of the race in their battle for sixth.

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With the Frenchman relegated to 14tth, Raffaele Marciello and Nick Yelloly have been promoted to sixth and seventh respectively.

Rowland would have benefited to take eighth and with it the reverse grid pole position for his second ever GP2 start, but he has had five seconds added to his time “after he was?observed to have left the track at turn 9 [Copse] several times during the race.”

That’s pushed him down to 10th, meaning he holds onto a points finish on his debut but has to start from the same place on Sunday.

It is instead Rio Haryanto who is classified eighth and takes pole for Sunday, setting him up for a third sprint race win of the season.

Revised race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 29 laps in 53:13.597
2 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering +5.989
3 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix +13.566
4 Pierre Gasly DAMS +16.729
5 Alex Lynn DAMS +20.546
6 Raffaele Marciello Trident +23.550
7 Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport +23.879
8 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing +25.437
9 Julian Leal Carlin +28.753
10 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport +30.161
11 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport +30.373
12 Robert Visoiu Rapax +36.922
13 Johnny Cecotto Carlin +37.436
14 Arthur Pic Campos Racing +52.922
15 Sergio Canamasas Lazarus +44.277
16 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport +49.850
17 Rene Binder Trident +53.663
18 Norman Nato Arden International +57.444
19 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix +1:00.867
20 Andre Negrao Arden International +1:04.399
21 Artem Markelov Russian Time +1:26.692
22 Jordan King Racing Engineering +1 lap
Not classified
Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix +6 laps
Mitch Evans Russian Time +20 laps
Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix +23 laps
Nathanael Berthon Lazarus +29 laps