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Starting grid - United States Grand Prix 2015 - Ferrari take engine penalties as Bottas changes the gearbox

Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel have both been given ten place grid penalties for the changes made to their internal combustion engines, Ferrari making the most of the chaos that the US race has already dealt out.

Will Stevens has also taken a hefty place drop but was near the end of the grid anyway. Finally, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has had the gearbox changed on his car which means a five place drop for him aswell.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:56.82416
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:56.92914
3Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:57.96916
4Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:58.43416
5Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:59.21016
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:59.33313
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:59.99917
8Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso2:00.19917
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda2:00.26516
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team2:00.59517
11Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda2:01.19316
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team2:01.60417
13Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:58.59613
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team2:02.2129
15Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team2:03.1949
16Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing2:00.33416
17Alexander RossiManor Marussia F1 Team2:04.1769
18Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:59.70315
19Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso2:07.3043
20Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team2:04.5269
  • 10 place drop for Kimi Räikkönen. A 5th internal combustion engine has been used by car 7.
  • 10 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. A 5th internal combustion engine has been used by car 5.
  • 20 place drop for Will Stevens. 10 grid positions for 5th ICE, 5 grid positions for 5th TC, and 5 grid positions for 5th MGU-H.
  • 5 place drop for Valtteri Bottas. The gearbox of car 77 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.