Sergio CanamasasA debatable drive-through penalty, applied when he was in a position to score points , has relegated Spanish driver Sergio Canamasas to fifteenth position in the classification of the first GP2 race held today in Singapore.

The Venezuela GP Lazarus driver had started from the fifth row of the grid and he received the penalty on lap 22 as a result of an incident on lap 10 when he overtook a rival at the chicane and the officials declared that he had exceeded the limits of the track in the manoeuvre.

At the time of the sanction, Canamasas, who had already made his mandatory pitstop, was fighting for ninth and tenth place, with many chances to reach the eighth place which would have allowed him to start tomorrow’s race from pole position. Now the Catalan will have to start from fifteenth on the grid in tomorrow’s race that will close the GP2 season.

Sergio Canamasas: “I am very upset, today I have been penalised in a very debatable way, for an action that, in Monza, they did not sanction many drivers for, and on this occasion has prevented me from finishing in the points. Today I was fighting in the points scoring zone and I could have finished eighth, which would have given me the opportunity to win tomorrow. Now I will have to start from the bottom half of the grid, and everything will be difficult. I am not having much luck this year on Saturdays. In qualification things are going well, and Sundays I’ m having some good races, but on Saturdays it always seems that some problem ruins my weekend. Tomorrow I will try to close the season with a good result.”