Ericsson hit with stop/go penalty for German GP

Caterham F1 Team

20 July 2014 by TF1T Staff

Caterham's Marcus Ericsson will have to serve a ten-second stop/go penalty within the first three laps of the German Grand Prix.

The Swedish driver will also start from the pitlane after the team failed to "cover and seal" his car after qualifying during parc ferme conditions.

Article 34.4 of the Sporting Regulations states that all cars have to be covered and sealed within three and a half hours of qualifying ending.

Caterham failed to do so and the FIA chose to make an example of the failure according to a statement.

"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."