Pic and Rowland penalised in GP2 feature race


Campos Racing driver Arthur Pic and series debutant Oliver Rowland both picked up penalties following yesterdays GP2 feature race at Silverstone.

Pic was was handed a drive through penalty, which was issued as a 20-second time penalty, for his incident with Jordan King at the final corner on the last lap.

The Frenchman clipped the rear of King’s Racing Engineering car at the final corner and sent him into a spin which resulted in retirement for the Brit.

The penalty relegates Pic to 14th place on the grid for todays sprint race.

Speaking to Autosport about the incident King said: “I was struggling to get onto the power and he just knocked into the back of me and spun me round.

I don’t think he did it maliciously, he just misjudged it and overlooked it.

Pic’s penalty moves Trident’s Raffaele Marciello and Hilmer Motorsport driver Nick Yelloly up to sixth and seventh respectively.

Formula Renault 3.5 championship leader Rowland would have secured eighth place, and reverse grid pole, had he not also received a penalty.

The MP Motorsport driver was issued a five-second time penalty for exceeding track limits at Copse corner.

Pic’s Campos team-mate Rio Haryanto was promoted to eighth and will now start from pole for the sprint race.