Ericsson and Kvyat receive grid penalties following Monaco incidents


Marcus Ericsson - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Both Marcus Ericsson and Daniil Kvyat will lose grid positions for the Canadian Grand Prix after being found responsible for accidents during Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Ericsson will drop three places in Canada following a clash with Sauber team-mate Felipe Nasr at Rascasse that damaged both cars and ultimately forced both into retirement.

In addition to his grid penalty, Ericsson also received two penalty points on his Superlicence, meaning the Swede now has six penalty points to his name.

Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Kvyat will also drop three places in Canada after a collision with Renault’s Kevin Magnussen, with the Russian having been eager to recover ground after finding himself a lap down to the whole field early in the race due to an electrical problem.

The final incident between the two drivers also happened at Rascasse, after the two had light contact twice before on the same lap at the Swimming Pool complex.

Pascal Wehrlein received four points in total during the Monaco Grand Prix for two separate infractions, with the Manor Racing driver receiving two points for going too fast during a virtual safety car, and two additional points for ignoring blue flags whilst being lapped.

Valtteri Bottas was also handed penalty points after the Williams Martini Racing driver was found guilty of a collision with Haas F1 Team’s Esteban Gutierrez.