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Starting grid - Monaco Grand Prix 2015 - Grosjean and Sainz take penalties

Carlos Sainz found himself in trouble with the stewards after qualifying
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Romain Grosjean has been handed another grid drop for the 2015 season, taking a five place penalty for a change of gearbox. The long life components are supposed to last for six race weekends and Lotus have had to change Romain's gearbox before the allotted time.

He's not the only one to drop down the order in Monaco, however, as Carlos Sainz found himself in trouble with the stewards after qualifying. The Toro Rosso driver was called to the stewards' office to answer charges that he ignored an FIA call to the weighbridge during the Saturday session. Having been found to have infringed the regulations on that front, Sainz must start from the pit lane for the Grand Prix on Sunday.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.09828
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.44025
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:15.84924
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.04128
5Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.18226
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:16.42723
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:16.80822
8Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:16.94630
9Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.95729
10Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:17.09320
11Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:17.19316
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:17.27822
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:26.63211
14Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:18.10111
15Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:17.00722
16Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:18.43410
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:18.51311
18Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:20.6559
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:20.90410
20Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.93129
  • 5 place drop for Romain Grosjean. The gearbox of car 8 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 12 place drop for Carlos Sainz Jr. The driver failed to stop for weighing during Q1 when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken. In accordance with Article 26.1 (iv) of the FIA Formula One Sporting regulations the driver is required to start from the pit lane.