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Starting grid - Brazilian Grand Prix 2016 // Ocon takes a penalty for impeding Palmer during qualifying

Ocon takes a penalty for impeding Palmer during qualifying
Credit: Manor F1 Team

There's just one penalty affecting the grid for the Interlagos race, with Esteban Ocon the unfortunate recipient. The Manor driver was found to have impeded the Renault of Jolyon Palmer, and thus he has been given a three place demotion. The rest of the field remains the same, with Mercedes locking out the front row of the grid, and Kimi Räikkönen remaining best of the rest.

Romain Grosjean still has his seventh place position which was a superb qualifying performance, and Fernando Alonso remains in the top ten as well, a good job compared to the disappointing Q1 drop out of his teammate Jenson Button.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:10.73612
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:10.83812
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:11.40415
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:11.48512
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:11.49513
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:11.54012
7Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:11.93718
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:12.10420
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:12.16521
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:12.26617
11Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:12.42010
12Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:12.43114
13Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:12.52111
14Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:12.72615
15Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:12.92015
16Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:13.25811
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:13.27610
18Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:13.4106
19Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:13.4278
20Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:13.6238
21Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:13.6818
22Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:13.4328
  • 3 place drop for Esteban Ocon. Drop of 3 grid positions as Esteban Ocon impeded Jolyon Palmer during qualifying.