Vitaly Petrov will lose five places on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix after impeding Timo Glock during qualifying.
The Russian Renault driver blocked Glock as he was joining the track from the pits, when the Virgin driver was starting a flying lap. Glock was forced to slow down as Petrov drove slowly through the first chicane. The Renault driver, who qualified in 15th, was given a five-place penalty.
"I can only apologize to him if I held him up," said Petrov. "I didn't see him coming up behind me and didn't see any blue flags as I came out of the pits.
"My grid penalty will make things even harder in the race but, as we saw in Spa, tomorrow is another day and a lot can still happen."