After qualifying for the Brazilian GP yesterday, Sauber driver Felipe Nasr has received a three-place grid penalty for impeding Felipe Massa’s Williams in qualifying.
The incident occurred at the end of Q1 at Interlagos, when Nasr was moving slowly on the racing line approaching the Mergulho corner.
Massa had to slew off the road to avoid the Sauber as he came upon it on a flying lap. He had time to complete another quick lap afterwards and both Brazilians made it into Q2.
Nasr qualified 11th for the Brazilian GP; which was set to become 10th when Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull took its engine change penalty.
In addition to the grid penalty, Nasr was also given two penalty points on his licence, his first of the season.