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F1 NEWS 

Austrian GP: Final starting grid after Perez and Chilton penalties

Sergio Perez and Max Chilton's penalties carried over from the Canadian Grand Prix are the only changes to the Formula 1 grid in Austria.

Perez and his Force India team had hoped to get the Mexican's five-place penalty for colliding with Felipe Massa's Williams on the last lap in Montreal overturned with what they felt was significant new evidence.

But the stewards upheld the original verdict in a hearing at the Red Bull Ring on Friday, meaning Perez's 11th place in Austrian GP qualifying becomes 16th on the grid.

Chilton was given a three-place drop for his tangle with Marussia team-mate Jules Bianchi on lap one in Canada.

The Briton only qualified 21st in Austria in any case so simply swaps positions with Marcus Ericsson on the back row.

Although track limits infringements at Turn 8 at the Red Bull Ring became a hot topic during qualifying, all 14 occurences were dealt with via immediate lap deletions, meaning there were no post-session adjustments.

The most significant impact of those decisions was that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg ended up sharing row five after having laps disallowed that would have put them fifth and eighth respectively.


Pos Driver                Team
 1. Felipe Massa          Williams-Mercedes
 2. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Mercedes
 3. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes
 4. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari
 5. Daniel Ricciardo      Red Bull-Renault
 6. Kevin Magnussen       McLaren-Mercedes
 7. Daniil Kvyat          Toro Rosso-Renault
 8. Kimi Raikkonen        Ferrari
 9. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes
10. Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes
11. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes
12. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault
13. Pastor Maldonado      Lotus-Renault
14. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Renault
15. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault
16. Sergio Perez          Force India-Mercedes
17. Adrian Sutil          Sauber-Ferrari
18. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari
19. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Ferrari
20. Kamui Kobayashi       Caterham-Renault
21. Marcus Ericsson       Caterham-Renault
22. Max Chilton           Marussia-Ferrari
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