Di Resta penalised over change of accelerator

Updated: 08 September 2012 17:07 IST

British Formula One driver Paul di Resta will be relegated five places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix because of a change of accelerator it was announced on Saturday.

Di Resta penalised over change of accelerator

Monza, Italy:

British Formula One driver Paul di Resta will be relegated five places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix because of a change of accelerator it was announced on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Force India driver - who is 15th in the overall standings with 28 points - had to have his accelerator changed after last Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Under the rules drivers can only change their accelerators after a minimum of five races.

Di Resta - whose best finish in 12 races this season has been sixth in the Bahrain Grand Prix - will be dropped five places after final qualifying later on Saturday.

Related Articles
Nico Rosberg Dreaming of Quiet Christmas, Movie Stardom
Nico Rosberg Dreaming of Quiet Christmas, Movie Stardom
Nico Rosberg Just A World Champion, Not Among Greats: F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone
Nico Rosberg Just A World Champion, Not Among Greats: F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone
Nico Rosberg Receives Formula One World Championship Trophy, Says 'Mission Accomplished'
Nico Rosberg Receives Formula One World Championship Trophy, Says 'Mission Accomplished'
Show Comments
Advertisement