Monaco F2 Race 1 runnerup Ghiotto disqualified

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Monaco F2 Race 1 runnerup Ghiotto disqualified

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Monaco F2 Race 1 runnerup Ghiotto disqualified

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Following today’s Round 4 feature race at the Circuit de Monaco, it was discovered during Parc Fermé technical inspection that the car of Luca Ghiotto was using rack stops of a thickness that did not comply with Article 2 of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Technical Regulations and Page 75 of the Dallara User Manual.

As a consequence, the UNI-Virtuosi Racing driver has been disqualified from the results and loses his second place. This effectively promotes Nobuharu Matsushita to P2 and Sérgio Sette Câmara to third. Anthoine Hubert is now classified eighth and will start from reverse pole position for tomorrow’s sprint race, starting alongside Louis Delétraz.

Ghiotto will be permitted to start tomorrow’s race from last on the grid.

In addition, the stewards have given Mahaveer Raghunathan a drive-through penalty after it was found that the MP Motorsport driver had made avoidable contact with Jack Aitken at Turn 7.

This penalty was converted to a 20-second time penalty which was added to his total race time. Raghunathan finished two laps down, classified 15th.

Finally, the provisional results of today’s Race 1 were protested because the grid order for the restart behind the safety car following the red flag period was not established according to Article 42 of the 2019 FIA F2 Sporting Regulations. While the incorrect restart procedure negatively impacted the remainder of the race by putting significantly more cars down a lap than would otherwise have been the case, the stewards could find no equitable way to resolve this error and accordingly have left the results from Race 1 as they stand.

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