(Jean Michel Le Meur/DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen has been handed a five place grid penalty and two penalty points on his Super licence after it was found the Dutch teenager had caused the Turn 1 accident with the Lotus F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean.
Verstappen’s car ended up buried in the TechPro barrier and it took the marshals a while to get the car out of the barrier. The accident brought out the safety car which ended resulted in the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team pitting Lewis Hamilton and in doing so handed victory to Nico Rosberg.
Verstappen will start the Canadian Grand Prix five places back from where he qualifies following the accident but the teenager is aiming to bounce back from the difficult race in Monaco having seen his team mate Carlos Sainz come from a pit-lane start to finish in the points in 10th place which is an incredible achievement anywhere but particularly around the unforgiving street circuit of Monte Carlo.
© Ben Johnston 2015