Sergey Sirotkin handed Spanish GP grid penalty for collision with Sergio Perez in Azerbaijan
Sirotkin deemed "wholly responsible" for first lap collision with Perez
By Jonathan Green
Last Updated: 11/12/18 2:37pm
Sergey Sirotkin will serve a three-place grid penalty at next month's Spanish GP after being found "wholly responsible" for colliding with Sergio Perez in the Azerbaijan GP.
The Williams driver ran into the back of Perez's Force India at Turn Two on the opening lap of a chaotic race in Baku.
The Baku stewards determined Sirotkin was solely to blame and the Russian will now start three places lower than where he qualifies in the Spanish GP, which is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 from May 11-13.
Sirotkin, in his debut season in F1, also had his first two penalty points applied to his super licence.
Perez was forced to pit in the aftermath of the collision, having been pitched into team-mate Esteban Ocon as a result of the contact, but recovered to finish third.
Sirotkin retired moments after the incident, having suffered suspension damage following a three-car collision involving Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso on the next straight.