Daly Given Grid Penalty For His Part In Monaco Shunt

Conor Daly - Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/GP3 Media Service
Daly’s persuit of Suranovich ended in tears – Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/GP3 Media Service

GP3 racer Conor Daly has been penalised with a ten-place grid penalty for the part he played in his scary aerial crash last time out in Monaco.

Daly escaped unharmed after colliding with the back of Dmitry Suranovich's car in the second race in Monaco after the exit of the tunnel.

Daly's Lotus GP car flew up into the air and into the catch fencing before landing. Daly had previously run into Suranovich at the tight hairpin, removing the Russian youngster's rear wing.

The American will now start the first race in Valencia on Saturday ten places further down from where he qualifies. Stewards penalised him after he “collided with the rear of another competitor and removed the rear wing. After colliding again with the rear of the same competitor, the race was red flagged.”

Suranovich had already been excluded from his 11th place finish following the race.

Daly, who claimed his first GP3 victory during the season-opening weekend in Barcelona, was second fastest in this morning's free practice session in Valencia behind teammate and championship leader Aaro Vainio.