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Starting grid - Singapore Grand Prix 2016 - Pérez angry after stewards hand out yellow flags grid penalty

Pérez penalised for yellow flag infringements
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Sergio Pérez was given two penalties by the F1 stewards in Singapore after being found to have overtaken and failed to take precautions in a yellow flag situation. The Mexican driver wasn't happy with this decision and his subsequent eight place drop, saying the driver he overtook was going far too slowly and the stewards didn't bother to ask the other guy why.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel has taken some engine related grid drops but was already last on the grid following issues in qualifying, and Romain Grosjean also has a five place penalty for changing the gearbox on the Haas.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.58412
2Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:43.11512
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:43.28812
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:43.32812
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:43.54012
6Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.19714
7Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.46915
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.47917
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:44.55315
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:44.74011
11Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:44.99111
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:45.14413
13Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:45.59312
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:47.82714
15Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:46.8259
16Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:46.8608
17Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.58220
18Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:46.9609
19Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:47.6678
20Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:45.72311
21Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:48.2969
22Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:49.1164
  • 5 place drop for Sergio Pérez. The driver of car 11 failed to reduce his speed significantly and be prepared to change direction or stop as required when double yellow flags were being waved at both turns 9 and 10.
  • 3 place drop for Sergio Pérez. Car 11 overtook car 21 in turn 16 whilst waved yellow flags were displayed.
  • 20 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. Drop of 20 grid positions, comprising 10 grid positions for 6th ICE, 5 grid positions for 6th TC and 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-H.
  • 5 place drop for Sebastian Vettel. The gearbox of car 5 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 place drop for Romain Grosjean. The gearbox of car 8 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.