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Starting grid - Canadian Grand Prix 2015 // Verstappen and Button suffer hefty penalties

Pirelli tyres being prepared on the Canada grid
Credit: Pirelli S.p.A.

Max Verstappen and Jenson Button have both found themselves with 15 place grid penalties for the Canadian Grand Prix, with neither able to take the full drop after qualifying. Verstappen already had a five place penalty hanging over him from the collision with Grosjean in Monaco, and a further ten places were imposed after an engine change.

Button, who couldn't participate in qualifying due to his own engine change, was given special dispensation to race, but was also handed a 15 place overall drop. As he didn't actually qualify, the sanction has to be converted into a drive through penalty in the race. The stewards also saved a five place drop for Vettel, who was found to have overtaken a Manor car under red flag conditions during free practice.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:14.39320
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:14.70219
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:15.01419
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:15.10218
5Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:15.19420
6Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:15.32926
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:15.61421
8Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.07927
9Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.11423
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:16.33823
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.04219
12Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:16.26220
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:16.2766
14Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:16.62018
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:17.8869
16Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:19.13311
17Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:19.15710
18Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:17.3446
19Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.24520
20Jenson ButtonMcLaren HondaNo time0
  • 5 place drop for Max Verstappen. Car 33 caused the collision with car 8 in turn 1 at the previous event, Monaco.
  • 5 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. Car 5 overtook car 98 between turn 12 and 13 whilst red flags were displayed during practice. (3 penalty points awarded, 3 points total for the 12 month period).
  • 10 place drop for Max Verstappen. A 5th internal combustion engine has been used. A 10 grid position penalty is imposed, as this is the first time a 5th power unit element has been used.
  • 15 place drop for Jenson Button. A 5th Turbo Charger, and 5th MGU-H have been used. A 10 grid position penalty is imposed, as this is the first time a 5th power unit element has been used, and a further 5 grid position penalty is imposed as this is the first time a 5th of any of the remaining elements is used.