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Quaife-Hobbs penalised for Dillmann clash

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has received a post-race drive-thru penalty after colliding with Tom Dillmann on the final lap of Sunday's sprint race in Hungary.
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Rapax driver Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has been dropped out of the points of Sunday's GP2 sprint race by a 20-second penalty arising from his last lap clash with Caterham's Tom Dillmann.

The two made contact going into turn 6 on the final lap of the race, and the race stewards determined that it had been Quaife-Hobbs at fault in forcing Dillmann off the track, where he was left beached on one of the high kerbs guarding the chicane run-off.

Dillmann ended up in 19th place as a result of the collision, while Quaife-Hobbs finished just inside the points in eighth place.

However the race stewards' decision to penalise the Briton with a drive-thru penalty - which becomes a 20-second addition to his final time instead, since there was insufficient time to receive and serve the penalty before the chequered flag - means that Quaife-Hobbs drops down to 12th place in the final classification.

Racing Engineering's Raffaele Marciello benefits from the decision, moving up one place into the points in eighth position.

Also penalised for events during the sprint race were MP Motorsport's Daniel de Jong and Arden's André Negrao, again both for causing collisions during Sunday's race.

In de Jong's case it was for a late clash with Carlin's Julian Leal; both cars were able to get going again after the clash, with Leal finishing in 15th place and de Jong crossing the line in 17th. As in the case with Quaife-Hobbs, de Jong gets a drive-thru penalty which becomes a 20-second addition to his time, dropping him down to 18th place behind Caterham's Rio Haryanto.

Negrao was found guilty of forcing Rapax's Simon Trummer off the track at turn 2 early in the race, which resulted in a collision between the two cars. Negrao subsequently retired from the race and so instead of a drive-thru or time penalty, he received a five place grid demotion to be applied at the next feature race in Spa-Francorchamps on August 23 after the summer break.

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