Luca Ghiotto has been stripped of the Formula 2 feature race victory at Monza, handing Prema Racing’s Antonio Fuoco his maiden win in the series.
Russian Time’s Ghiotto was fighting with Nyck de Vries for the race victory on the final lap with championship leader Charles Leclerc close behind.
Ghiotto cut the first chicane while de Vries and Leclerc collided in dramatic fashion. The Italian went onto to set the fastest lap after cutting the chicane and the stewards believed he had gained an advantage and awarded him a five-second penalty.
The penalty drops Ghiotto down to fourth with Fuoco inheriting the race win, polesitter Nobuharu Matsushita is classified in second. Nicholas Latifi, who started the race in 14th, picks up his seventh podium of the year with a third place finish. He also gets the bonus fastest lap points off Ghiotto.
Sean Gelael is promoted to fifth position which was originally occupied by Alexander Albon but the Thai driver picks up a 10 second penalty for causing a collision with Gelael’s team-mate Norman Nato.
Spa sprint race winner Sergio Sette Camara takes eighth with Louis Deletraz seventh and Gustav Malja now eighth and set to start on reverse grid pole tomorrow.
Artem Markelov is ninth and Jordan King picks up the final point despite stalling on the grid.