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Starting grid - Belgian Grand Prix 2017 // Vandoorne drops 65 places on Spa grid

Vandoorne drops 65 places on Spa grid
Credit: McLaren Honda

It was a hefty weekend of penalties for the McLaren driver at his home race. Stoffel first took 35 places for various changes to his Honda power unit, as well as a gearbox penalty. Then, when that engine didn't work as required, Vandoorne took another 25 places for switching back again. He wasn't alone in the penalty pack, though, with both Sauber drivers also taking gearbox drops.

Felipe Massa picked up a grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags during practice, whilst Kvyat and Palmer also face drops. At the top of the timesheets, there was little change, but plenty of maths to work out towards the rear of the field.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:42.55318
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:42.79513
3Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:43.09419
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:43.27011
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:43.38012
6Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:43.86312
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:44.98215
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.24414
9Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:45.36914
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:45.09011
11Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:45.13312
12Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:45.40012
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:45.43912
14Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time10
15Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:46.9155
16Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:45.8237
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:47.2146
18Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:47.6796
19Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:46.0286
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren HondaNo time11
  • 35 place drop for Stoffel Vandoorne. Drop of 35 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 8th TC, 5 grid positions for 8th MGU-H, 5 grid positions for 6th ES, 5 grid positions for 6th CE, 5 grid positions for 5th ICE, and 5 grid positions for 5th MGU-K.
  • 5 place drop for Pascal Wehrlein. The gearbox of car 94 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 place drop for Stoffel Vandoorne. The gearbox of car 2 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 place drop for Marcus Ericsson. The gearbox of car 9 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 25 place drop for Stoffel Vandoorne. Drop of 25 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 9th TC, 5 grid positions for 9th MGU-H, 5 grid positions for 6th ICE, and 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-K.
  • 5 place drop for Felipe Massa. Drop of 5 grid positions and 3 penalty points awarded for failing to slow for double waved yellow flags during practice 3.
  • 20 place drop for Daniil Kvyat. Drop of 20 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 5th ICE, 5 grid positions for 5th TC, and 5 grid positions for 5th MGU-H.
  • 5 place drop for Jolyon Palmer. The gearbox of car 30 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.