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Starting grid - Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 - Grosjean takes two place penalty for queue-jumping

Grosjean handed two place grid penalty
Credit: Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean became the first driver of the year to take a grid penalty, picking up a two place drop after an issue during qualifying. In the hustle for driver to get out of the pit lane for Q2, anxious to put in a banker lap before any rain arrived, Grosjean was deemed to have jumped the queue - or as the FIA put it: "not leaving the pit lane in the order he arrived."

Roberto Merhi failed to qualify within the 107% cut off but was given special dispensation by the stewards to participate. Will Stevens likely would have also been allowed to start but the ongoing issue with his Manor car meant he had to sit yet another race out.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:49.83413
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:49.90813
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:50.29913
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:51.54116
5Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:51.95116
6Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:51.98116
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:52.47317
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:53.17914
9Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:53.26118
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:52.98118
11Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:42.1737
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:42.19811
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:43.0239
14Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:43.46911
15Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.7019
16Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:41.3087
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:41.6368
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:41.7468
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:46.6777
  • 2 place drop for Romain Grosjean. Failing to leave the pit lane in the correct order