Romain Grosjean has been demoted from eighth to tenth on the grid for the second round of the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix after being punished for a pit lane infraction.

The Frenchman was due to start from his best grid slot since Spain 2014 in the Lotus, but stewards would pull him up on 'failing to leave the pit lane in the order of his arrival' (overtaking).

The penalty will see him dropped to tenth on the grid, with Valtteri Bottas and Marcus Ericsson ascending a position as a result, though the man himself was pleased with his qualifying effort.

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"We had never driven with wets on the car before so it was a bit of a discovery mission but everything was good. It wasn't an easy qualifying, but the team made the right calls. It was a safe choice to go out on extremes wets first. We then went onto inters but the timing didn't allow us to finish our lap so we had to pit.

"We only did one timed lap in those conditions but we made it and I think we got the best we could. The race is going to be interesting; we have quite a mix of cars around us but it's a long race, it's a hot race and even without rain, it's quite a demanding race on the cars and on drivers."