Lotus’ Romain Grosjean has been handed a ten-place grid drop for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix following his collision with Daniel Ricciardo during today’s Monaco Grand Prix.
The Frenchman outbraked himself on the run up to the Nouvelle Chicane and smashed into the back of Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso. The two drivers took to the escape road at the chicane, Grosjean rejoining through a side exit while Ricciardo was forced to retire immediately as a result of the damage.
Grosjean pitted for a new front wing and rejoined the cue behind the Safety Car but was subsequently called back into the pits by his team to retire the car.
It’s a weekend to forget for Grosjean who caused three hurried car rebuilds for the team before the race. He smashed into the TecPro barrier at Saint Devote twice during the practice sessions aswell as damaging rear suspension at the Nouvelle Chicane when he nicked the barriers and gave himself a puncture.
Romain’s team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen is also under investigation by the stewards amid reports the Finn went too fast behind the Safety Car.