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Penalties for Boccolacci, Baptista

Penalties for Boccolacci, Baptista

15 JUL 2017

Time penalties announced following Race 1

Two penalties have been handed down by the race stewards following this afternoon’s Race 1 in Silverstone, with Dorian Boccolacci and Bruno Baptista receiving time penalties which drop them down the classification and affect the grid for tomorrow’s Race 2.

Boccolacci was given a 5 second penalty for causing a collision with Niko Kari: the Frenchman, who finished the race in fifth place, now drops to P8 in the classification, promoting Kari, Arjun Maini and Giuliano Alesi.

Baptista was found to have infringed the rules surrounding the Virtual Safety Car, and was given a drive through penalty: as he was unable to serve it during the race, it has been converted to a 20 second time penalty, with the Brazilian dropping from P12 to 15th in the classification, promoting Marcos Siebert, Steijn Schothorst and Tatiana Calderon.