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Chinese GP: final starting grid after Mark Webber punishment

Mark WebberMark Webber's unsurprising demotion to the back of the field is the only revision to the Chinese Grand Prix starting order following Shanghai qualifying.

Although the Australian was still credited with 14th place after the fuel pressure problem that stranded him out on the circuit in Q2, he immediately conceded that his Red Bull was unlikely to have sufficient fuel to provide the mandatory one-litre sample to the FIA.

This was duly confirmed shortly afterwards, meaning Webber drops to last.

Lewis Hamilton starts on pole for the first time in his Mercedes career, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus and Fernando Alonso's Ferrari.

But the intriguing element is at the foot of the top 10, where Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel can start on the longer-lasting medium tyres rather than the very short-life softs having opted out of the pole battle.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car
 1.  Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes
 2.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault
 3.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari
 4.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes
 5.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari
 6.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault
 7.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari
 8.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes
 9.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault
10.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari
11.  Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes
12.  Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes
13.  Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes
14.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault
15.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari
16.  Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault
17.  Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari
18.  Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth
19.  Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth
20.  Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault
21.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault
22.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault

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