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Toro Rosso take big power unit penalty hit in Brazil
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Toro Rosso suffered at the hands of the penalty gods in Brazil, with both drivers taking power unit penalties. Pierre Gasly had a total of 35 grid positions to drop, and Hartley had just the ten to deal with, but either way, the drivers were at the back of the grid. The only car behind them was Lewis Hamilton, who had to start from the pit lane due to his qualifying crash.

Other drivers with penalties include Marcus Ericsson and Lance Stroll, who both took hits of five places for gearbox changes, and start the race just in front of the Toro Rosso pair.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:08.32222
2Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:08.36021
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:08.53818
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:08.92518
5Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:09.59821
6Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:09.61717
7Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:09.70321
8Carlos Sainz JrRenault Sport F1 Team1:09.80517
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:09.84116
10Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:09.83017
11Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:09.87916
12Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:10.11615
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:10.15418
14Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:09.33019
15Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:10.67812
16Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:10.7768
17Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:10.87512
18Brendon HartleyScuderia Toro RossoNo time15
19Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:10.68610
Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas MotorsportNo time2
  • 10 place drop for Daniel Ricciardo. Drop of 10 grid positions for 8th CE.
  • 10 place drop for Pierre Gasly. Drop of 10 grid positions for 8th CE.
  • 10 place drop for Brendon Hartley. Drop of 10 grid positions for 8th CE.
  • 15 place drop for Pierre Gasly. Drop of 15 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 9th MGU-H and 5 grid positions for 7th TC.
  • 5 place drop for Lance Stroll. The gearbox of car 18 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 0 place drop for Lewis Hamilton. As the power unit elements are of a different specification from those originally used in qualifying the competitor is required to start from the pit lane.
  • 5 place drop for Marcus Ericsson. The gearbox of car 9 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.