Renault driver Kevin Magnussen will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from the pitlane after missing a weight check during second practice.
The Danish driver failed to stop at a red light for the weight check during FP2 at the Bahrain International Circuit, breaching Article 29.1 of the sporting regulations.
Magnussen finished 16th at the wheel of his Renault RS16 in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, his second race weekend back in the sport after a year as McLaren’s reserve driver.
He will now have to start the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday from the pits following the penalty.
The FIA statement read: “The driver failed to stop for weighing during P2 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken.
“In accordance with Article 29.1 iv) of the FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulations the driver is required to start from the pit lane.”