Palmer, Coletti get post-race penalties


Time penalties for Jolyon Palmer and Stefano Coletti have promoted title contender Davide Valsecchi into the points in Sunday's GP2 sprint race, moving him two points closer to championship leader Luiz Razia.

Valsecchi finished ninth, following a spin, but post-race 20-second time penalties for seventh- and eighth-placed Palmer and Coletti, for overtaking Josef Kral in a yellow flag zone for Giancarlo Serenelli's big accident, elevated him to seventh.

This means Valsecchi is 10 points behind Razia with eight races remaining.

In the process, Nigel Melker was promoted to eighth, with Palmer and Coletti relegated to 18th and 19th respectively.

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