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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.)
Raffaele Marciello - Russian Time
2015 GP2 Series Round 11. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saturday 28 November 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 11. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 28 November 2015. Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP3 Series Round 9 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Friday 27 November 2015. Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
Alfonso Celis Jr (MEX, ART Grand Prix), leads Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 10. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Saturday 21 November 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS), leads at the start as Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) spins, after contact with Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) & Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 10. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Friday 20 November 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), leads Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) at the start Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 10. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Thursday 19 November 2015. Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Sunday 11 October 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix), Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) & Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Sunday 11 October 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) leads Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) over the line for the win. Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Sunday 11 October 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) on the podium with Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Sunday 11 October 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) and Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) battle for position at the start Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 10 October 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) leads Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), and the rest of the field at the start.
2015 GP3 Series Round 7. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia.. Saturday 10 October 2015. Top three qualifiers, Matheo Tuscher (SUI, Jenzer Motorsport), Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix), Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Sunday 6 September 2015. Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 6 September 2015. Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME), leads home Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) and Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) at the finish. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.

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