Ericsson penalised for reckless driving

The Caterham of Marcus Ericsson is airlifted off the track

The Caterham of Marcus Ericsson is lifted off the track

Monaco Grand Prix race stewards have penalised Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson for what they deemed reckless driving during Qualifying.

The Swedish rookie, who qualified in 22nd position, will have to start the race from the pitlane following a collision with Williams driver Felipe Massa during the session.

Ericsson, who will also have two penalty points added to his licence for causing the crash, said afterwards, “On my final push lap I was behind Massa going into Turn Five and he moved offline a bit which meant I had to change my braking point. I locked up and went into the barrier with him which was my mistake. It’s unfortunate it took him out too but it looks like the car is okay so now I want to put today behind me and concentrate on the race.”

Massa was not amused, “I did everything I could in the first session but at the end Ericsson hit me and that ruined my Qualifying.”

Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat, was also reprimanded, for blocking Pastor Maldonado. (GP247)

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