Two drivers have been handed post-race penalties by the stewards as a result of incidents that took place during Saturday morning's GP3 race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

Status Grand Prix's Seb Morris was blamed for causing a dangerous collision at the start of the race involving Morris' team mate Sandy Stuvik and Jenzer Motorsports' Math?o Tuscher after he moved twice through the opening corner.

Since Morris himself was forced to retire from the race shortly afterwards having limped back to pit lane under a safety car, Morris has been handed a five place grid drop for next weekend's race 1 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Campos Racing's Konstantin Tereshchenko was also penalised for his part in a separate lap 1 incident in the race in which he collided with Jenzer Motorsport's Pal Varhaug. Stewards reviewed the available race footage and decided that the Russian driver had lost control of his car and made contact with the Norwegian, who was forced into an early retirement.

Tereshchenko himself was able to continue the race and finished in 17th place, so in this case the stewards applied a ten second time penalty to be added to his race time.

Since Tereshchenko had been more than ten seconds ahead of Arden's Kevin Ceccon in 18th after the Italian had spun on the final lap, it means that his position is unaffected by the penalty.



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