Felipe Nasr has been given a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's GP2 sprint race in Bahrain as a punishment for a collision with Johnny Cecotto Jr. in the opening race.
Reigning British Formula 3 champion Nasr (DAMS) and Addax driver Cecotto were part of the large group of cars embroiled in a spectacular battle for the podium positions when they came together at half-distance.
Both drivers were eliminated in the accident, which also prompted a safety car period. Nasr and Cecotto remonstrated over the incident as they walked away from their cars afterward.
The stewards ruled that Nasr was at fault, and bestowed a five-place grid drop for race two.
As Nasr retired in the clash, the penalty will mean he falls from 23rd to 26th, while Cecotto starts 22nd.
Nasr's DAMS teammate Davide Valsecchi took the feature race win.