Grosjean to start Austrian GP from the pit lane

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Friday 20 June 2014. Romain Grosjean, Lotus E22 Renault. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P3080

Romain Grosjean will start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix from the pit lane after his Lotus team opted to make set-up changes to the Frenchman’s car under parc ferme conditions.

Grosjean qualified 16th on Saturday, and was due to start the race from 15th on the grid after Sergio Perez’s penalty was enforced.

However, following qualifying Lotus decided that changes to the aerodynamic settings at the rear of Grosjean’s E22 were necessary, forcing the Frenchman to start from the pit lane.

The gearbox in Grosjean’s car has also been changed.

Image courtesy of Lotus F1 Team

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