Lotus drivers penalised for GP2 clashes

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Both Lotus drivers will be demoted 10 places on the grid for the first Hockenheim GP2 round as punishments for clashes in the Silverstone sprint race on Sunday.

Saturday race-winner Esteban Gutierrez clashed with Johnny Cecotto on the final lap at Silverstone, hitting the Addax driver as he rejoined the track at Stowe amid a late battle. Gutierrez went on to finish fourth, a result he keeps, while Cecotto was out.

Gutierrez's team-mate James Calado gets his penalty for colliding with compatriot Max Chilton at Silverstone, ending both their races.

The Lotus pair are currently third and fourth in the championship, Gutierrez 36 points behind leader Luiz Razia and Calado a further 19 points adrift.

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