Giovinazzi, Jeffri excluded from Monza qualifying


Antonio Giovinazzi - Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

Antonio Giovinazzi has lost his front row grid slot for the Feature race at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza after his car was found to have insufficient tyre pressures following the qualifying session on Friday.

The Italian, who sits second in the championship behind Prema Racing team-mate Pierre Gasly, will be joined on the back row by Nabil Jeffri, who suffered the same fate in his Arden International machine after qualifying a season’s best eighth.

Prema have accepted responsibility for the error and apologised to the Italian, with the team revealing the pressure for the left front tyre was 0.1 psi lower than permitted, which was not giving Giovinazzi an advantage but did break the regulations.

With Giovinazzi no longer on the front row, Gasly will start alongside Russian Time’s Artem Markelov on Saturday afternoon, with the second row now filled by Arthur Pic and Mitch Evans of the Rapax and Campos Racing teams respectively.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Revised Qualifying Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
121Pierre GaslyFRAPrema Racing1:31.199
210Artem MarkelovRUSRussian Time1:31.548
312Arthur PicFRARapax1:31.617
47Mitch EvansNZLCampos Racing1:31.666
54Jordan KingGBRRacing Engineering1:31.710
65Alex LynnGBRDAMS1:31.775
72Sergey SirotkinRUSART Grand Prix1:31.816
83Norman NatoFRARacing Engineering1:31.845
915Luca GhiottoITATrident1:31.855
1022Oliver RowlandGBRMP Motorsport1:31.864
119Raffaele MarcielloITARussian Time1:31.986
121Nobuharu MatsushitaJAPART Grand Prix1:32.037
1319Marvin KirchhoferGERCarlin1:32.172
146Nicholas LatifiCANDAMS1:32.192
1518Sergio CanamasasESPCarlin1:32.196
1611Gustav MaljaSWERapax1:32.215
178Sean GelaelINOCampos Racing1:32.481
1823Daniel de JongNEDMP Motorsport1:33.071
1914Philo Paz ArmandINOTrident1:33.269
2025Jimmy ErikssonSWEArden International1:33.929
2120Antonio GiovinazziITAPrema RacingNo Time
2224Nabil JeffriMAYArden InternationalNo Time