user icon

Grosjean disqualified from Italian GP

  • Published on 02 Sep 2018 21:38
  • comments 5
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Romain Grosjean has been disqualified from the Italian Grand Prix after the FIA found his car not to be in compliance with regulations. Grosjean crossed the line in 6th place on Sunday to pick up eight points for himself and the Haas team.

However, those points have been stripped and Grosjean has been officially disqualified from the race classification. Following the race at Monza, Renault announced that it had lodged a formal complaint against the team and its car.

A statement from the stewards read: "The reference plane of car number 08 is found not to be in compliance with Article 3.7.1 d) and the clarifications given in TD/033-18 published on 25 July 2018. The surface formed by all parts lying on the reference plane must have a 50mm radius (+/-2mm) on each front corner when viewed from directly beneath the car, this being applied after the surface has been defined."

Prior to the disqualification, Haas moved into fourth place in the constructor's standings. However, it is now reset to fifth place ten points behind Renault, the team that instigated the investigation to the VF-18.

It also promotes Sergey Sirotkin up into the points, meaning the Russian driver scores for the first time in his F1 career. Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll have been pushed up to 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th respectively.

Force India now overtakes Toro Rosso for seventh in the constructor's championship, despite just taking part in its second race as the Racing Point Force India entry.

 

Fergal Walsh

Replies (5)

Login to reply
  • DRS-zone

    Posts: 294

    Why only Grosjean and not Magnussen? I think they drive both the same car and setup ?!

    • + 0
    • Sep 2 2018 - 22:19
    • Freguz

      Posts: 160

      Very good question!

      • + 0
      • Sep 2 2018 - 22:46
    • Same car, but not necessarily setup. Its possible that they ran different very different setups, even possible that they ran Gro with an intentional at best grayzone setup to test the limits.

      • + 0
      • Sep 3 2018 - 07:10
  • siggy74

    Posts: 194

    Mag scored nil point....

    • + 0
    • Sep 2 2018 - 22:54
  • Its a saving one's face move from Renault. They should ( and might)very well know, Haas can't be pinned to 5th for long.

    • + 0
    • Sep 3 2018 - 07:28

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country FR
  • Date of b. Apr 17 1986 (36)
  • Place of b. Geneve, FR
  • Weight 71 kg
  • Length 1.8 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom
8 - Jul 10
Austria
22 - Jul 24
France
29 - Jul 31
Hungary
26 - Aug 28
Belgium
2 - Sep 4
Netherlands
9 - Sep 11
Italy
30 - Oct 2
Singapore
7 - Oct 9
Japan
21 - Oct 23
United States of America
28 - Oct 30
Mexico
11 - Nov 13
Brazil
18 - Nov 20
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom Silverstone
8 - Jul 10
Austria Red Bull Ring
22 - Jul 24
France Paul Ricard
29 - Jul 31
Hungary Hungaroring
26 - Aug 28
2 - Sep 4
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
9 - Sep 11
Italy Monza
30 - Oct 2
7 - Oct 9
21 - Oct 23
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
28 - Oct 30
11 - Nov 13
Brazil Interlagos
18 - Nov 20
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar