Nasr Penalised By The Stewards Again In Bahrain

Felipe Nasr - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service
Nasr has made a promising start to his time in GP2 - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service

Felipe Nasr has been penalised by the stewards after today's GP2 feature race in Bahrain, just as he was less than a week ago at the same circuit.

The Brazilian surged through the field in the latter stages of the race to claim seventh place. But together with Rodolfo Gonzalez and Fabrizio Crestani, reigning British F3 champion Nasr has since been found guilty of ignoring yellow flags.

Nasr and Gonzalez were handed 20 second penalties, the post-race equivalent to a drive-through penalty. That drops Nasr to 11th and Gonzalez (who finished 14th) to 18th place. Crestani had failed to finish the race, and has therefore been given a five place grid penalty for Saturday's sprint race.

The decision means that Tom Dillmann has been moved up into eighth place in the feature race classification, handing him pole for the sprint race.

Last week, Nasr was somewhat contentiously handed a grid penalty after being involved in a collision with Johnny Cecotto Jr.