Trident pairing Marino Sato and Roy Nissany have both been penalised following a tyre usage infraction.

It was found that both cars drove from the F2 paddock to the F1 pitlane using the wrong type of tyre, ahead of Qualifying this afternoon, which is a breach of regulations.

Both Sato and Nissany have received a one-place grid drop for tomorrow’s Feature Race, but no driver points have been awarded as this is considered a team infraction.

Sato, who had Qualified 19th, will now start from 20th, while Nissany will drop from 20th to 21st.

The Feature Race will take place Saturday afternoon at 4.45pm (local time),