Three penalties mean that the back half of the British GP looks very different with some drivers gaining as many as three places relatice to their original qualifying positions.
Esteban Gutierrez was carrying a 10-place penalty from Austria, which was applied before Max Chilton received five-places for a gearbox change. Gutierrez trumps Pastor Maldonado, who was excluded and sent to the back of the grid, but the Venezuelan in turn is allowed to start ahead of the Caterhams, which technically did not qualify but are allowed to start.
The grid now looks like this:
13 SUT (gains 3 places)
14 BOT (gains 3 places)
15 MAS (gains 3 places)
16 ALO (gains 3 places)
17 CHI (5 place gearbox penalty but only loses 4)
18 RAI (gains 2 places)
19 GUT (10 place unsafe release penalty but loses only 5)
20 MAL (excludes, back of grid, but starts ahead of non-qualifiers)
21 ERI (outside 107% but allowed to start)
22 KOB (outside 107% but allowed to start)
3 responses to “Bottas, Massa, Alonso gain three places on shuffled grid”
Shame those two chicanes at the back were allowed into the race…..
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