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Starting grid - Japanese Grand Prix 2016 - Both Ferrari drivers take penalties for Japan race

Both Ferrari drivers taken penalties for Japan
Credit: Ferrari Media

Kimi Räikkönen has been handed a five place grid penalty after changing the gearbox in his Ferrari, which drops the Finn from his third place qualifying slot down to eighth. Daniel Ricciardo moves onto the second row of the grid to make it an all-Red Bull affair. Both Ferraris have suffered grid drops this weekend, with Sebastian Vettel also moving back three places due to causing a collision in the Malaysian GP.

Meanwhile, Jenson Button will start from the back of the grid after a poor qualifying is compounded by an engine related grid penalty. He’s taken the equivalent of a 35 place penalty, but only qualified 17th anyway, so there is an element of strategy to McLaren’s actions here.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30.64713
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30.66013
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:31.17814
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:31.24014
5Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.96112
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.02812
7Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:31.96117
8Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:30.94912
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:32.14212
10Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:32.54715
11Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:32.31511
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:32.38011
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.62311
14Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.68512
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:32.68912
16Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:32.80712
17Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:33.0236
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:33.2227
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:33.3327
20Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:33.3539
21Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:33.5619
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:32.8516
  • 3 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. Causing a collision with Nico Rosberg in Turn 1 of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
  • 5 place drop for Pascal Wehrlein. The gearbox of car 94 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 35 place drop for Jenson Button. Drop of 35 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 6th ICE, 5 grid positions for 6th TC, 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-H, 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-K, 5 grid positions for 6th ES and 5 grid positions for 6th CE.
  • 5 place drop for Kimi Räikkönen. The gearbox of car 7 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.