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Prema FIA F3 trio among many given penalties after Monza qualifying

by Peter Allen

Photo by Joe Portlock / LAT Images / FIA F3 Championship

Prema’s trio of FIA Formula 3 championship contenders are among a host of drivers to be given grid penalties after the chaotic qualifying session at Monza.

The session was brought to an early end for safety reasons as a result of extreme traffic that forced cars to back out of flying laps.

Prema’s Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman and Jehan Daruvala have all been given two five-place grid penalties for driving excessively slowly. With penalties applied to others, they will start race one seventh, eighth and 10th respectively.

Teppei Natori, Jake Hughes and Bent Viscaal were also given two of the five-place penalties, and will start 12th, 18th and 28th respectively.

The fourth of the main title contenders Juri Vips is among the drivers to get one five-place penalty, meaning he starts 17th having qualified 14th.

Niko Kari, Liam Lawson, Logan Sargeant, Leonardo Pulcini, Felipe Drugovich and Yifei Ye were also given five-place grid drops.

Pole-sitter Christian Lundgaard was given a three-place grid penalty, along with ART team-mates Max Fewtrell and David Beckmann, yet will remain at the front of the grid.

Lirim Zendeli, who was fifth fastest, will join him on the front row ahead of Richard Verschoor, Giorgio Carrara.

Fewtrell starts fifth with Yuki Tsunoda sixth.


Revised grid
Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:38.834
2 Lirim Zendeli Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:39.177 0.343
3 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 1:39.312 0.478
4 Giorgio Carrara Jenzer Motorsport 1:39.344 0.510
5 Max Fewtrell ART Grand Prix 1:39.307 0.473
6 Yuki Tsunoda Jenzer Motorsport 1:39.437 0.603
7 Marcus Armstrong Prema Racing 1:38.969 0.135
8 Robert Shwartzman Prema Racing 1:39.037 0.203
9 Pedro Piquet Trident 1:39.511 0.677
10 Jehan Daruvala Prema Racing 1:39.055 0.221
11 Niko Kari Trident 1:39.343 0.509
12 Teppei Natori Carlin Buzz Racing 1:39.303 0.469
13 Alex Peroni Campos Racing 1:39.830 0.996
14 Liam Lawson MP Motorsport 1:39.505 0.671
15 Simo Laaksonen MP Motorsport 1:40.068 1.234
16 Keyvan Andres HWA Racelab 1:40.084 1.250
17 Juri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1:39.645 0.811
18 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1:39.444 0.610
19 Sebastian Fernandez Campos Racing 1:40.190 1.356
20 Fabio Scherer Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:40.258 1.424
21 David Beckmann ART Grand Prix 1:39.788 0.954
22 Logan Sargeant Carlin Buzz Racing 1:39.717 0.883
23 Raoul Hyman Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:41.052 2.218
24 Devlin Defrancesco Trident 1:40.114 1.280
25 Alessio Deledda Campos Racing 1:41.161 2.327
26 Andreas Estner Jenzer Motorsport 1:42.031 3.197
27 Leonardo Pulcini Hitech Grand Prix 1:40.108 1.274
28 Bent Viscaal HWA Racelab 1:40.097 1.263
29 Felipe Drugovich Carlin Buzz Racing 1:40.370 1.536
30 Yifei Ye Hitech Grand Prix 1:40.639 1.805