Evans excluded from front row grid slot in Monza, Stanaway to start 7th

Russian Time driver Mitch Evans has been excluded from GP2 qualifying at Monza after his car failed to meet the minimum requirement for tyre pressures.

New Zealander Evans had qualified in second behind Red Bull protege Pierre Gasly, who picked up his maiden pole position.

Scrutineers however, found the tyre pressures on his Russian Time entry were below the minimum requirement and he was excluded from the session, but is permitted to start from the back of the grid.

The penalty promotes championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne to the front row, and Williams F1 development driver Alex Lynn to third.

Sergio Canamasas, who had qualified ninth, was also excluded for the same reason, and will be permitted to start from the back like Evans.

Status Grand Prix driver Marlon Stockinger – who qualified 21st – picked up a three-place grid penalty for impeding Rene Binder between the Ascari chicane and the Parabolica.

Binder was also impeded by GP2 newcomer, and MP Motorsport team-mate, Meindert van Buuren between the same corners.

Van Buuren received a three-place grid penalty but will start from the pitlane as he qualified in 25th.

REVISED GRID LINE-UP

PosDriverTeamGap
1Pierre GaslyDAMS1m31.272s
2Stoffel VandoorneART Grand Prix0.206s
3Alex LynnDAMS0.343s
4Sergey SirotkinRapax0.368s
5Rio HaryantoCampos Racing0.626s
6Arthur PicCampos Racing0.666s
7Richie StanawayStatus Grand Prix0.713s
8Alexander RossiRacing Engineering0.742s
9Raffaele MarcielloTrident0.799s
10Nobuharu MatsushitaART Grand Prix0.828s
11Robert VisoiuRapax0.883s
12Julian LealCarlin0.887s
13Norman NatoArden International0.902s
14Johnny Cecotto Jr.Trident0.904s
15Jordan KingRacing Engineering1.011s
16Andre NegraoArden International1.114s
17Jann MardenboroughCarlin1.126s
18Rene BinderMP Motorsport1.175s
19Artem MarkelovRUSSIAN TIME1.365s
20Simon TrummerHilmer Motorsport1.522s
21Patric NiederhauserDaiko Team Lazarus1.641s
22Marlon StockingerStatus Grand Prix1.347s
23Mitch EvansRUSSIAN TIME
24Sergio CanamasasDaiko Team Lazarus
25Meindert van BuurenMP Motorsport1.854s

Evans excluded from front row grid slot in Monza, Stanaway to start 7th

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