British GP: Final starting grid after penalties

Nico Rosberg heads the grid for the British Grand Prix, with a number of reshuffles outside of the top 10 changing the order significantly

British GP: Final starting grid after penalties

Max Chilton was 13th fastest in qualifying, but a gearbox change after FP3, caused by losing third gear and suffering selector damage, means he is hit with a five-place grid penalty.

This relegates him only to 17th place thanks to Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado, who Chilton had dropped behind, being excluded for not being able to supply a fuel sample.

Maldonado will be allowed to start 20th following his exclusion, as both Caterham drivers cannot be promoted from the back row because they failed to achieve the 107 per cent qualifying cut-off and needed dispensation to be allowed to start.

Esteban Gutierrez is the other driver who has been penalised, but his 10-place grid penalty has only dropped him from 14th to 19th, because he cannot fall behind the cars that did not officially qualifying and he moved back ahead of Maldonado when the Lotus driver was excluded.

This means that Williams pairing Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, who qualified 17th and 18th, both move up three places, as does Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.

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

*10-place grid penalty
**5-place grid penalty
***Excluded from qualifying
****Allowed to start after failing to make 107 per cent cutoff


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