Marcus Ericsson will have to start the Monaco Grand Prix from the pit lane after being penalized by the FIA stewards for a collision with Felipe Massa in Q1.
Massa let Ericsson past going into Mirabeau, but the Swede lost control and took both cars into the tire wall. Massa was not able to take part in Q2, despite having made it through.
The stewards decided that Ericsson had ‘recklessly collided’ with Massa and demanded that he start from the pitlane, having been 22nd on the grid in any case. He also received two license penalty points.
“On my final push lap I was behind Massa going into Turn 5 and he moved offline a bit which meant I had to change my braking point,” said Ericsson. “I locked up and went into the barrier with him which was my mistake. It’s unfortunate it took him out too but it looks like the car is OK, so now I want to put today behind me and concentrate on the race.”Felipe Massa, Formula 1, Marcus Ericsson, Monaco GP