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Romain Grosjean handed ten place penalty for Canada - The Lotus driver wrecks his race in both Monaco and upcoming Canada

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Romain Grosjean handed ten place penalty for Canada
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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has been given a ten place grid penalty for the next race in Canada, after crashing into the back of a Toro Rosso in Monaco.

Daniel Ricciardo had been leading Grosjean for several laps, when the Frenchman ran into the back of the car in front, and ended both races. Ricciardo was out of the Grand Prix immediately, whilst Grosjean came into the pitlane for a new front wing, but was back shortly afterwards with too much damage on the car.

A safety car was called as the marshals cleared away the debris, and the stewards investigated the incident, eventually giving out the ten place drop for Romain. This was his fourth crash of the weekend, after also struggling in each practice session and causing a lot of rebuild work for his mechanics ahead of qualifying.

After the race today, Grosjean said: “I’m sorry for the team that the race had to end like this as everyone has done a fantastic job all weekend. It’s frustrating, as we had the pace to qualify in the top four which would have meant a very different race.”