Grosjean given one race ban

By on Sunday, September 2, 2012

Romain Grosjean has been handed a one race ban for causing the start crash at Spa Francorchamps.

An FIA statement read:

"[It was an ] extremely serious breach of the regulations which had the potential to cause injury to others. It eliminated leading championship contenders from the race. The stewards note the team conceded the action of the driver was an extremely serious mistake and an error of judgement. Neither the team nor the driver made any submission in mitigation of penalty."

Grosjean was also fined 50,000 Euros.

Lotus's reserve driver is Jerome d'Ambrosio

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