Grosjean gets grid penalty for causing crash
26 May, 2013
Romain Grosjean has been given a ten place grid penalty to be served at the Canadian GP, Round 7 of the 2013 F1 world championship, following his coming together with Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo during the Monaco GP.
The Lotus driver ran into the back of Ricciardo’s car exiting the tunnel at high speed on lap 62 while the pair battled for 13th place. Ricciardo had to retire immediately with damage, but Grosjean limped on for a lap before parking his Lotus.
Grosjean’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen was also summoned to the stewards after the race after he was deemed to have exceeded the prescribed maximum speed during one of the safety car period. Raikkonen received a reprimand but got to keep the single point he earned for finishing tenth.