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Starting grid - Australian Grand Prix 2017 // Stroll and Ricciardo take five place gearbox penalties

Ricciardo has gearbox issues
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There were several crashes during the sessions on Saturday and two drivers are suffering five place grid drops due to changing the gearbox ahead of the race in Australia. Lance Stroll's final practice problems have cast him towards the rear of the field, whilst Daniel Ricciardo wasn't able to set a time in the third session of qualifying due to his own crash. He qualified tenth but the grid drop puts him down to 15th.

Meanwhile, out front, there are no changes, with Sergio Pérez being promoted into the top ten but Hamilton and Vettel keeping control of the front row.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:22.18814
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:22.45617
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:22.48113
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:23.03319
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:23.48518
6Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:24.07417
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:24.44316
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.48716
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.51216
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:25.08113
11Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:25.09112
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:25.42515
13Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:25.56816
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:26.46515
15Daniel RicciardoRed Bull RacingNo time10
16Antonio GiovinazziSauber F1 Team1:26.4198
17Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:26.8477
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:26.8586
19Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:28.2447
20Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:27.1437
  • 5 place drop for Lance Stroll. The gearbox of car 18 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 place drop for Daniel Ricciardo. The gearbox of car 3 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.