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Spain 2012 - Starting grid // Karthikeyan is cleared to race, whilst Hamilton falls down the order

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The big news post-qualifying came from the McLaren camp, when pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton was stripped of his time. After the car was deemed to not have enough fuel in it, Hamilton will now start from the back of the grid, or the pitlane. Meanwhile, Karthikeyan did not post a qualifying time within the 107% cut off, but the FIA have deemed his free practice results worthwhile and the HRT driver has been cleared to race.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:22.28514
2Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:22.30215
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:22.42414
4Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:22.48713
5Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:22.53314
6Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:23.00517
7Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingNo Time14
8Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamNo Time15
9Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 TeamNo Time14
10Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:22.94413
11Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:22.9778
12Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:23.12514
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:23.17713
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.26511
15Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.44211
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:23.44412
17Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:24.9818
18Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:25.2778
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:25.5078
20Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:26.5828
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:27.0328
22Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:27.5556
DNQNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:31.1224
24Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:21.70717
  • 23 places. Lewis Hamilton - Excluded from qualifying for not having enough fuel to return to the pits. Allowed to start at the back of the grid.

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