Trident’s Artur Janosz has been given a three-place grid penalty after an incident with Jenzer Motorsport’s Arjun Maini in qualifying in Monza.

When the incident occurred both cars were preparing before setting lap times, with Janosz weaving on the straight for finding tyre temperature. Maini closed up on the back of the Trident car and hit his rear, sending his car momentarily into the air. The front wing of the Jenzer was damaged and immediately broke off of the car.

Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.

The stewards believed that Janosz was at fault for the incident, saying that he did not sufficiently look into his wing mirrors while building heat in his tyres prior to the lap.

At the end of the session, Maini qualified in 19th place with a time of 1:39.535, with Janosz behind him in 21st with a time of 1:39.869.

The penalty cannot be served in full and Janosz will start from the pit lane for the first race of the Italian weekend. This promotes Campos Racing’s Konstantin Tereschenko up to 21st after initially qualifying at the back of the grid.

ART Grand Prix’s Charles Leclerc qualified on pole position and will start ahead of the Arden International duo of Jake Dennis and Jack Aitken.

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