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Belgium 2012 - Starting grid // Some gearbox related penalties, plus an impeding infringement

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Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg face yet more five place grid drops after their gearboxes were changed, whilst Pastor Maldonado qualified third but was handed a three place penalty for impeding in qualifying. That shakes the grid up a little, although it was already looking quite interesting by itself!

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:47.57314
2Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:47.87118
3Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:48.20514
4Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:48.21916
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:48.31315
6Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:47.89320
7Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:48.39416
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:48.53818
9Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:48.89019
10Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:48.79212
11Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:48.85513
12Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:48.39213
13Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:49.08114
14Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:49.14713
15Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:49.35413
16Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:49.54313
17Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:50.08815
18Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:51.7397
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:51.9676
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:52.3368
21Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:53.0306
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:53.4936
23Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:50.18110
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:54.9898
  • 3 places. Pastor Maldonado - Impeding Nico Hülkenberg in first qualifying.
  • 5 places. Mark Webber - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.
  • 5 places. Nico Rosberg - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.

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