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Starting grid - Russian Grand Prix 2015 - Sainz given permission to start in Sochi

After being signed off as okay to race by the FIA, Carlos Sainz will participate in the Russian Grand Prix. He will start from the rear of the field, which is lucky because he also has a handful of engine related penalty places to drop anyway. Fernando Alonso has managed to pick up yet another 35 grid drops thanks to the pesky Honda power unit.

Out front, Rosberg retains his pole position and will lead Hamilton away from the grid on the formation lap and once those red lights all go out.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.11320
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.43318
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:37.91226
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:37.96515
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:38.34818
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.65921
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.69119
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.78719
9Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.92423
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.72818
11Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.21418
12Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:39.32318
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:39.76315
14Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:39.81115
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:39.89517
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:40.6609
17Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:43.6939
18Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:43.8048
19Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:40.1447
  • 25 place drop for Fernando Alonso. 10 grid positions for 10th ICE, 5 grid positions for 9th TC, 5 grid positions for 9th MGU-H and 5 grid positions for 7th CE.
  • 20 place drop for Roberto Merhi. 10 grid positions for 5th ICE, 5 grid positions for 5th TC, and 5 grid positions for 5th MGU-H.
  • 10 place drop for Fernando Alonso. First time tenth power unit elements have been used.
  • 20 place drop for Carlos Sainz Jr. 10 grid positions for 7th ICE, 5 grid positions for 6th TC and 5 grid positions for change of gearbox.