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Rowland inherits pole for FR3.5 finale after Merhi penalty

by Peter Allen
Oliver Rowland

Photo: Antonin Grenier/DPPI

Oliver Rowland will start the final Formula Renault 3.5 race of the season from pole position after Roberto Merhi was penalised for impeding.

Merhi had originally claimed pole but has been given a two-place grid penalty for blocking?Marlon Stockinger that drops him to third behind Rowland and Pierre Gasly.

Two other drivers have received similar penalties: Zoel Amberg has been relegated from sixth to eighth for impeding Jazeman Jaafar, and Merhi’s Zeta Corse team-mate Roman Mavlanov, who had qualified 21st and last anyway, for disrupting Matthieu Vaxiviere.

Race two grid
Pos Driver Team
1 Oliver Rowland Fortec Motorsports
2 Pierre Gasly Arden Motorsport
3 Roberto Merhi Zeta Corse
4 Nicholas Latifi Tech 1 Racing
5 William Buller Arden Motorsport
6 Pietro Fantin International Draco Racing
7 Oscar Tunjo Pons Racing
8 Zoel Amberg AVF
9 Matthieu Vaxiviere Lotus
10 Beitske Visser AVF
11 Sergey Sirotkin Fortec Motorsports
12 Marlon Stockinger Lotus
13 Will Stevens Strakka Racing
14 Carlos Sainz. DAMS
15 Norman Nato DAMS
16 Matias Laine Strakka Racing
17 Jazeman Jaafar ISR
18 Marco Sorensen Tech 1 Racing
19 Luca Ghiotto International Draco Racing
20 Meindert van Buuren Pons Racing
21 Roman Mavlanov Zeta Corse