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Ericsson penalised for Caterham parc ferme irregularity

20 Jul 2014

Caterham's Marcus Ericsson will be required to start Sunday's German race from the pit lane after the team failed to cover and seal his car in line with regulations following qualifying. Ericsson must also serve a ten-second stop-and-go penalty within the first three laps.

"The reason for the dual penalties is to serve as a disincentive to a breach of Parc Ferme resulting in unsupervised access and significant extra time to work on a car between Qualifying and the Race," read a statement from the Hockenheim stewards.

Formula One sporting regulations require cars to be covered and sealed within three and a half hours of the end of qualifying. Ericsson was due to start last on the grid, having failed to set a qualifying time on Saturday because of a hydraulics issue on his car.