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Three penalised for qualifying infractions

Rio Haryanto, Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Takuya Izawa have all been handed grid penalties for Saturday's feature race at Hockenheim.
Three GP2 drivers have been handed three-place grid penalties for Saturday's feature race, which will be series' 200th race since it began in 2005.

Rio Haryanto, Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Takuya Izawa were all found to have impeded other drivers during the 30-minute qualifying session on Friday afternoon at the Hockenheimring.

Haryanto was deemed to have blocked Racing Engineering's Raffaele Marciello in turn 13 while the Italian was on a flying lap. The Caterham driver had ended up with the 22nd fastest time in qualifying but will now start from the back row.

Haryanto was also the afflicted party in another incident, with Trident's Cecotto found guilty of impeding Haryanto at the same spot on a different lap. Cecotto will now drop from a provisional seventh on the grid to tenth place for the race.

Meanwhile Marciello was the hard-done-by driver in a third incident in which ART's Takuya Izawa wandered over track right across the path of the faster car. As well as receiving the same three place penalty as Haryanto and Cecotto, Izawa also has a five-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Campos Racing's Arthur Pic at Silverstone two weeks ago.

As a result of the order in which the penalties are applied, Izawa will drop from 16th to 23rd place for the feature race, which starts at 3.40pm (2.40pm BST) following qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany. The 27-lap sprint race 2 will be held on Sunday morning at 10.35am (9.35am BST) and all sessions will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports F1.

Revised feature race starting grid

1. Jolyon Palmer DAMS
2. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix
3. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering
4. Tom Dillmann EQ8 Caterham Racing
5. Felipe Nasr Carlin
6. Arthur Pic Campos Racing
7. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering
8. Alexander Rossi Campos Racing
9. Simon Trummer Rapax
10. Johnny Cecotto Jr. * Trident
11. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS
12. Rene Binder Arden International
13. Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus
14. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport
15. Mitch Evans Russian Time
16. Julian Leal Carlin
17. Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus
18. Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport
19. André Negrao Arden International
20. Artem Markelov Russian Time
21. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax
22. Sergio Canamasas Trident
23. Takuya Izawa ** ART Grand Prix
24. Marco Sorensen MP Motorsport
25. Rio Haryanto * EQ8 Caterham Racing
26. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport

* three place grid drop for impeding a rival during qualifying
** additional five place grid penalty held over from Silverstone sprint



Related Pictures

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Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) on day 1 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Wednesday 19 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Friday 20 June 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) during GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 28 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) leads Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) and Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) at the start of the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Colleti (MON, Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Arthur Pic (FRE, Campos Racing) celebrate on the podium after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) after qualifying at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 21 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) on the feature race podium at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 11 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Takuya Izawa (JPN, ART Grand Prix) congratulates Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) after qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) during qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) in action at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Friday 10 October 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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