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Button to start from pitlane

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28/05/2017

Jenson Button will start today's Monaco Grand Prix from the pitlane.

Despite having qualitied 9th, the Briton was relegated to the back row after being handed a 15-place grid penalty when Honda opted to change the MGU-H and Turbocharger on his car.

Overnight however, McLaren elected to change the floor on his car also and as that floor was different from the one originally used in qualifying - a breach of Article 34.6 of the sporting regulations - he is required to start from the pit lane.

That said, the move could work to his advantage should there be any first lap incidents, particularly at Ste Devote.

Meanwhile, Marcus Ericsson, who qualified last, takes a 5-place drop after Sauber changed his gearbox before 6 consecutive events have expired, a breach of Article 23.5 a) of the sporting regulations.

Check out our Sunday gallery from Monaco, here.

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