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Australia 2012 - Starting grid // Segio Pérez takes a qualifying penalty to drop down the order

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Just one single penalty ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, with Sauber's Sergio Pérez falling prey to a five place grid drop thanks to a post-qualifying gearbox change. Also, both HRT cars will be unable to start the race after they did not manage to run inside the 107% cutoff time in qualifying. We have seen them allowed through before, but after little running so far this weekend, the stewards deemed them not ready to participate in the GP itself.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:24.92214
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:25.07415
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:25.30221
4Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.33618
5Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:25.65117
6Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:25.66818
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.68616
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:25.90820
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:26.45118
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro RossoNo Time16
11Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.42912
12Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:26.49412
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:26.59012
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:26.66316
15Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.08616
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:27.49716
17Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:27.7589
18Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:28.3797
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:29.0188
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:30.92310
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:31.6709
22Sergio PérezSauber F1 TeamNo Time11
DNQPedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.4956
DNQNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.6436
  • 5 places. Sergio Pérez - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.

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