Romain Grosjean to start Canadian GP from last

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Romain Grosjean is set to start the Canadian Grand Prix from last position thanks to his existing grid penalty received last time out in Monaco.

The French driver finished a disastrous 19th in qualifying for the race in Canada, failing to match his teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who ended up 9th, although Lotus did appear to be struggling in the wet conditions. However, Grosjean will be relegated to the back of the grid thanks to his 10-place grid penalty.

Grosjean received the penalty after crashing into Daniel Ricciardo during the Monaco GP, ending both of their races. His future is thought to be in doubt after a string of poor results that has seen him score just one podium so far this season, despite Lotus aiming to challenge for the constructors’ championship.

As a result of the penalty, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton and Giedo van der Garde will all move up one place on the grid.

The only other penalties awarded this weekend were reprimands given to Mark Webber and Valtteri Bottas, which will have no bearing on their grid positions.