F1: Lotus’ Romain Grosjean given 20-place grid penalty in Abu Dhabi

Lotus Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has received a 20-place grid penalty ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The FIA stewards added that the Frenchman would need to carry out further penalties during the race if he is unable to serve it in full.

Grosjean's Lotus E22 will use his sixth internal combustion engine, turbocharger and MGU-H in Abu Dhabi. He therefore earned three distinct grid penalties of ten, five and a further five places for the infractions, giving him a total grid penalty of 20 places.

Since there are only 20 cars in the field, the Lotus driver will serve other grid position penalties during the race in the form of a time penalty during the race, in accordance with the following:

1 - 5   5 Second Time Penalty
6 -10  10 Second Time Penalty
11-20  Drive-through Penalty
Over 20  10 Second Stop and Go Penalty

F1 Lotus E22-Renault
Lotus E22-Renault. (Photo: WRi2)


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