DAMS’s Alexander Albon has been handed a five-place grid penalty for his collision with Prema Racing’s Nyck de Vries during Formula 2’s Monaco feature race.

Polesitter Albon had led the race in the opening stages, with de Vries close behind in second.

When a safety car was deployed after 12 of the 42 laps, both drivers chose to pit at the same time. De Vries moved to the inside of Albon before the race leader turned into the pitlane and the pair subsequently collided at the apex of the pit entry.

De Vries sustained race-ending suspension damage. Albon was spun and stalled in the incident. He did return to the track one lap down but later retired.

The stewards deemed Albon responsible for the clash. He will serve a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s sprint race.

Following his retirement from the feature race, Albon was set to start from 16th. His penalty drops him to last on the grid.

Antonio Fuoco will start from pole. Championship leader and McLaren Formula 1 junior Lando Norris will start third after having extended his points lead over Albon with sixth place in the feature race.