Norris put to back of the grid following technical infringement


Lando Norris - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Lando Norris will start the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series race at Monaco from the back of the grid after being excluded from qualifying following a technical infringement on his Josef Kaufmann Racing machine.

The British driver had set a time of 1:31.221, which was good enough for pole position on Saturday morning, but his efforts ultimately counted for nothing as the stewards deleted his times.

Norris’ demotion, coupled with a two-place grid penalty carried over from Motorland Aragon for Ferdinand Habsburg, will allow Tech 1 Racing’s Sacha Fenestraz to start the Monaco race from the front of the grid, with his time of 1:31.463 beating Max Defourny by 0.159 seconds.

Defourny, the winner of the season opening race of the season at Motorland Aragon, will start on the front row for R-ace GP aiming to leave Monaco back on top of the championship standings, with the Belgian currently trailing the penalised Norris by 13 points.

Sacha Fenestraz has inherited pole position in Monaco - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd
Sacha Fenestraz has inherited pole position in Monaco – Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd