A raft of grid penalties have mixed up the grid for F1's Mexican GP

A raft of grid penalties for Red Bull, Toro Rosso and McLaren-Honda drivers have mixed up the starting order for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix

A raft of grid penalties have mixed up the grid for F1's Mexican GP

McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne came into the weekend facing hefty penalties for engine changes, with Honda saying it is "very ashamed" by the need to boost their pool of available components to make it to the end of the season without incurring more.

Vandoorne has a 35-place penalty and Alonso a 20-place penalty, but they will start ahead of Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly, whose 15-place penalty has grown to 20 with the addition of a new Renault turbocharger ahead of the race.

The French rookie failed to participate in Saturday's qualifying session and has been handed special dispensation by the stewards to start the race.

As per F1's sporting regulations, Gasly will start last regardless of the fact Vandoorne has a heftier grid penalty that would ordinarily have dropped the McLaren behind the Toro Rosso.

Team-mate Brendon Hartley drops from 13th to 17th on the grid after breaking down in qualifying and requiring a new engine, turbo and MGU-H ahead of the race, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has tactically chosen to take the same set of new engine components on his car after a disappointing qualifying session yesterday.

He will start 16th after receiving a 20-place penalty.

Pos Driver Car Time
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m16.488s
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m16.574s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m16.934s
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m16.958s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m17.238s
6 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m17.437s
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m17.466s
8 Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1m17.794s
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m17.807s
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m18.099s
11 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m19.159s
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m19.176s
13 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m19.333s
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m19.443s
15 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m19.473s
16 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m17.447s
17 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso/Renault -
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda -
19 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda -
20 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso/Renault -
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