Tom Dillmann has been elevated to pole position for the GP2 sprint race in Bahrain on Saturday after several drivers were given penalties for the feature event, including seventh-place finisher Felipe Nasr.
DAMS driver Nasr and Caterham's Rodolfo Gonzalez had 20 seconds added to their race times as a punishment for disregarding yellow flags – the retrospective time penalties being given in lieu of a drive-through.
The stewards' ruling dropped Nasr from seventh (and therefore second on the race two grid) to 11th and Gonzalez from 14th to 19th. Fabrizio Crestani (Lazarus) was found guilty of the same offense, but as he retired from the race, he was given a five-place grid penalty – although he was only set to be 25th in the 26-car field in any case following his Friday problem.
Nasr's demotion means erstwhile race two polesitter Marcus Ericsson's iSport car will now be second on the Saturday grid, with Dillmann (Rapax) moving to pole by virtue of being classified eighth rather than ninth in the revised race one results.