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Starting grid - British Grand Prix 2016 - Vettel takes gearbox penalty at Silverstone

Vettel takes gearbox penalty at Silverstone
Credit: Ferrari Media

Two drivers have been affected by stewards decisions this weekend, with Sebastian Vettel handed a five place grid penalty for changing the gearbox. Marcus Ericsson also suffers from a five place gearbox, but it makes no difference to his starting position, as the Swede was unable to qualify on Saturday.

After a huge crash during practice, Marcus couldn't take part in qualifying, but has been given permission to race as long as he starts from the pitlane. As the stewards say, the gearbox penalty has been overridden by the requirement for him to start from the pit lane.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.28714
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.60614
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:30.31312
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:30.61812
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:30.88115
6Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:31.55712
7Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.98917
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.17218
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:32.34315
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.87512
11Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.49017
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:32.00210
13Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:32.05014
14Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:32.24114
15Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.30612
16Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:37.06012
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:32.7883
18Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:32.9059
19Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:33.0989
20Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:33.1519
21Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:33.5448
Marcus EricssonSauber F1 TeamNo time0
  • 5 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. The gearbox of car 5 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 0 place drop for Marcus Ericsson. As the survival cell has been changed the competitor is required to start from the Pit Lane. The penalty for the change of gearbox before 6 consecutive events have expired (5 grid position penalty), is overridden by the requirement to start from the pit lane.