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McLaren drivers hit by hefty engine penalties again
Credit: McLaren Honda

The McLaren team knew their qualifying performance was going to be hampered by grid penalties before they even went in - but somehow Stoffel Vandoorne managed to actually secure a grid slot higher than where he qualified, despite the hefty hit. Fernando Alonso took a 40 place grid drop, and Stoffel ended up with just the 30 places.

Meanwhile, Jolyon Palmer was unable to participate in qualifying due to a fire on his Renault in final practice, but he was given permission to race from the back of the pack. That puts Stoffel 18th, when he actually qualified in 19th place.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:40.59320
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:41.02723
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:41.69323
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:41.84123
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:41.87922
6Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.11121
7Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.18621
8Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:42.75321
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:42.79822
10Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:43.41420
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.18619
12Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:43.79618
13Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:44.26712
14Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:44.60318
15Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:43.34720
16Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:44.46810
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:44.79510
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:45.0308
19Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:44.3349
20Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time0
  • 3 place drop for Carlos Sainz Jr. Car 55 collided with Car 8 between turns 2 and 3 during the Canadian Grand Prix.
  • 15 place drop for Fernando Alonso. Drop of 15 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 6th TC and 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-H.
  • 15 place drop for Stoffel Vandoorne. Drop of 15 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 6th TC and 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-H.
  • 25 place drop for Fernando Alonso. Drop of 25 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 7th TC, 5 grid positions for 7th MGU-H, 5 grid positions for 5th ICE and 5 grid positions for 5th MGU-K.
  • 15 place drop for Stoffel Vandoorne. Drop of 15 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 7th TC and 5 grid positions for 7th MGU-H.