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Starting grid - British Grand Prix 2017 // Alonso and Ricciardo take hefty grid place penalties

Alonso and Ricciardo take hefty grid place penalties
Credit: McLaren Honda

At the front of the field, Valtteri Bottas took a five place grid penalty for a change of gearbox which dropped him to ninth place, and promoted those in front of him. Nico Hülkenberg benefits by moving up to fifth place, with the two Force India drivers behind him.

Bottas wasn't the worst affected by mechanical issues. Fernando Alonso took on a total of 30 grid penalties, and that from his midfield position on the grid. He was bumped right to the back, behind Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bull driver stopped out on track during qualifying and had his own penalties to deal with, so that's a high-profile last row of the grid.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:26.60025
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:27.14726
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:27.35624
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:28.13023
5Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:28.85621
6Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:28.90226
7Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.07425
8Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:29.41824
9Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:27.37626
10Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:29.54926
11Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:30.19318
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:30.35520
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.36815
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:31.48221
15Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:42.57311
16Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:42.57711
17Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:42.59310
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:42.63310
19Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:42.9664
20Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:30.60017
  • 5 place drop for Fernando Alonso. Drop of 5 grid positions for 5th ES.
  • 5 place drop for Daniel Ricciardo. The gearbox of car 3 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 place drop for Valtteri Bottas. The gearbox of car 77 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 25 place drop for Fernando Alonso. Drop of 25 grid positions, comprising: 10 grid positions for 8th TC, 5 grid positions for 8th MGU-H, 5 grid positions for 6th ICE and 5 grid positions for 6th MGU-K.
  • 10 place drop for Daniel Ricciardo. Drop of 10 grid positions, 5th MGU-H.