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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