AF Corse’s #83 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, which had qualified in second in GTE Am, will be forced to start the Six Hours of Monza from the back of the grid after failing post-qualifying scrutineering.
The chrome Ferrari had originally set the second fastest time in the hands of bronze-rated driver Francois Perrodo, second only to polesitter Ben Keating.
However, after the session, technical checks revealed that the car had breached technical regulations as it was running a ride height lower than the minimum of 50 millimetres.
As a result, all of its times from qualifying have been deleted and the car will be starting from the back of the grid, with the driver who set the fastest time in free practice ordered to take the start. In this case, that will be silver-rated Alessio Rovera.
A similar penalty was handed out to the #60 Iron Lynx Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, as it failed to set a lap time in the hands of Claudio Schiavoni.
The black-and-yellow Ferrari had been repaired after a significant impact in the second free practice session. Schiavoni, however failed to set a time, which is a breach of article 10.2.2. of the WEC Sporting Regulations.
As a result, it too will have to start from the back of the grid with the driver who set the fastest time in practice, that being Andrea Piccini.
The #60 Ferrari will also have to serve an additional drivethrough penalty during the race, given to the team as a result of the practice incident that saw Schiavoni rear-end the #36 Alpine A480-Gibson after failing to slow for a yellow flag.
Additionally, four drivers have received penalty points after failing to slow down in time after the red flag in prototype qualifying caused by the crash for JOTA’s Stoffel Vandoorne.
United Autosports’ Filipe Albuquerque, ARC Bratislava’s Oliver Webb, Inter Europol’s Renger van der Zande and Glickenhaus’ Pipo Derani have all been reprimanded for the offence, with each driver receiving two penalty points.