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Malaysia 2012 - Starting grid // Two penalties drop drivers down the order as Hamilton starts on pole

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So far, ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix, we know of two penalties. Heikki Kovalainen has a five place grid drop after the stewards penalised him for overtaking under the safety car in Australia. Kimi Räikkönen also faces a five place demotion due to a gearbox change on his car. Two races in and we've already seen plenty of gearbox changes happening!

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:36.21914
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:36.36814
3Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.39114
4Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:36.46119
5Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:36.63414
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:36.65814
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.66414
8Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.56616
9Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:37.69817
10Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:36.46113
11Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:37.59914
12Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:37.73115
13Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:37.84113
14Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.87715
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.88314
16Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.89013
17Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:38.06912
18Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.0777
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:39.5676
20Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:40.9038
21Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:41.2508
22Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:42.9144
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:43.6556
24Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:39.3069
  • 5 places. Heikki Kovalainen - Overtaking cars on the restart prior to passing the safety car line in Australia.
  • 5 places. Kimi Räikkönen - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.

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