GP2 Series

Valsecchi Amongst Four Excluded From Silverstone GP2 Qualifying

1 Mins read
Davide Valsecchi - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Media Service

Davide Valsecchi's chances of holding on to the GP2 Series points lead over the Silverstone weekend have taken a serious knock after he was one of four drivers excluded from qualifying for not having enough fuel in the car at the end of the session.

Valsecchi (who was 12th fastest in the wet session) – together with his DAMS teammate Felipe Nasr (11th fastest), Stefano Coletti (fourth) and Marcus Ericsson (18th) – failed “to satisfy a technical regulation relating to the quantity of fuel available after the session.”

All four will be allowed to start the race from the back of the grid.

Valsecchi had also been found guilty of overtaking rivals during the red flag periods in the free practice session, and together with Giedo van der Garde was handed a 10 place grid penalty. Van der Garde was tenth quickest in qualifying, just ahead of Nasr and Valsecchi.

Seventh-place qualifier Rio Haryanto was already carrying a five-place grid penalty from Valencia.

Valsecchi came in to the Silverstone weekend with just one point in hand over Luiz Razia, who was ninth fastest and should start seventh with Coletti’s exclusion and Haryanto's penalty. Valsecchi picked up two penalties over the course of the Valencia weekend, for impeding others in qualifying and overtaking during a safety car. He finished the weekend having scored no points.

1882 posts

About author
Peter joined the TCF team in September 2010 and covers GP2 and GP3 along with WTCC and Formula Two. You can find him on twitter at @PeteAllen_
Related posts
Formula 2GP2 Series

FIA announce GP2 re-branding as FIA Formula 2 Championship

1 Mins read
The FIA Formula 2 Championship has been born following the re-branding of the GP2 Series, starting with the 2017 season.
Formula 2GP2 Series

ART Grand Prix bring Albon into GP2 Series line-up

1 Mins read
Alexander Albon will make the jump from GP3 to GP2 in 2017, remaining with the ART Grand Prix squad he finished second with last season.
Formula 2GP2 Series

Ghiotto joins Markelov at Russian Time for 2017

1 Mins read
Luca Ghiotto will move from Trident to Russian Time in 2017, where he will join Artem Markelov.