David Coulthard has been relegated back to 16th place on the grid after a controversial incident in Q2 ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix with Renault's Heikki Kovalainen.

The Scot was coming up to the end of his 'out' lap when Kovalainen caught him up, and when the Finn - completing his 'hot' lap - tried to dive past the Red Bull Racing machine into Anthony Noghes corner, Coulthard chopped him off and the two almost collided.

The race stewards immediately investigated the incident, and decided to penalise Coulthard by refusing to allow him to take part in the third and final knock-out pole position session. This means he will begin tomorrow's race 16th on the grid, but his misfortune is at least good news for another Brit, as it promoted Jenson Button into the top ten for the first time this season.

 

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