Monaco GP

Ericsson given grid drop in Canada for colliding with teammate

Marcus Ericsson has been given a grid place drop for the Canadian Grand Prix in two weeks time after an audacious move resulted in both Sauber drivers retire from the race.

Having been told by his team that they were going to switch the positions at the first corner, that didn’t happen. By the time they arrived at the Rascasse at the end of the lap, Ericsson took matters into his own hands, and tried to put a move on his teammate down the inside. There was no room though, taking the two of them out.

As a result, the stewards have given the Swede a three place grid drop at the next Grand Prix in Canada. He will also get two penalty points on his licence.

Image via Sauber

About the author

Ashley Quint

Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment