Penalties for Binder & Trummer after Feature Race Incidents

Both Rene Binder and Simon Trummer have been given a five-place grid-drop penalty for the Monaco Sprint race after being found guilty of causing incidents in the Feature race.

For Binder it was a race to forget on Friday. The Arden International driver first spun his team-mate Andre Negrao at the hairpin that caused the blockage and brought out the red flags. He was handed a drive-through penalty for this offence during the race, but later tangled with the Russian Time of Artem Markelov that spun the young Russian driver out at the Nouvelle Chicane. The resulting damage to his car saw the Austrian crash out at the following Tabac corner as his dislodged front wing got caught beneath his front tyres.

Rapax driver Trummer has been penalised for an incident that took both himself and Racing Engineering’s Stefano Coletti out at the Anthony Noghes corner. Coletti had made an overtaking attempt on the Swiss driver and was deemed to have been alongside when Trummer turned into the corner. Coletti had previously made moves at that corner on both Felipe Nasr and Mitch Evans and was by far the fastest man on the circuit at the time his race ended in the barriers.

Binder will therefore start 24th with Trummer one place behind in 25th. The Sprint race takes place at 16:10 local time with Monegasque driver Stephane Richelmi of DAMS on pole position for his home race with the EQ8 Caterham Racing machine of Indonesian Rio Haryanto alongside him on the front row.