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Germany 2012 - Starting grid // Gearbox changes galore mix up the Hockenheim grid ahead of race

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Mark Webber, Romain Grosjean and Nico Rosberg are all facing five place grid drops from where they qualified after gearbox changes on their Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes cars. Sergio Pérez has also been handed a five place demotion as the stewards found he impeded other cars during qualifying. It's also worth noting the Red Bull cars are under investigation for engine mapping issues, but that is ongoing.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.62123
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:41.02623
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.45924
4Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:43.50124
5Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:43.95027
6Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:44.11320
7Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:44.18618
8Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:41.49624
9Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.88926
10Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:45.81120
11Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.78915
12Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:39.98516
13Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:40.21217
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:40.75221
15Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.7419
16Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:17.6208
17Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:39.93317
18Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:18.5319
19Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:40.57418
20Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:19.22012
21Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:41.55118
22Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:19.29111
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:19.9128
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:20.23010
  • 5 places. Romain Grosjean - 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.
  • 5 places. Mark Webber - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.
  • 5 places. Sergio Pérez - Impeding Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen in second qualifying.

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