The FIA has issued a provisional Austrian GP that takes into account the engine penalties handed out to the Red Bull and McLaren drivers.
Although they have 10 place penalties, Dany Kvyat only drops seven places from eighth to 15th, while Daniel Ricciardo goes only four spots from 14th to 18th. That because the multiple penalties mean that drivers who go back then regain places as other penalties are applied.
The penalties were applied in the order of notification to the FIA that there would be an engine change. Red Bull told the FIA as long ago as 2.43pm on Monday, while McLaren’s message was sent at 4.25pm on Tuesday. It’s not a matter of when the new elements were actually used on the track.
The grid now reads: 1st HAM; 2nd ROS; 3rd VET; 4th MAS; 5th HUL, 6th BOT; 7th VES; 8th NAS; 9th GRO; 10th MAL; 11th ERI; 12th SAI; 13th PER; 14th RAI; 15th KVY; 16th MER; 17th STE; 18th RIC; 19th ALO; 20th BUT.
Button, Alonso and Ricciardo will also have to take penalties in the race in respect of grid places that were not used up, with BUT destined to perform a 10 second stop and go penalty, ALO a drive through, and RIC a 5s time penalty as his first pit stop.