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Spain 2013 - Starting grid // Traffic problems in qualifying see two impeding-related grid drops

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Both Felipe Massa and Esteban Gutiérrez have been given three place grid drops after the stewards deemed them guilty of impeding other drivers during qualifying. There did seem to be a significant traffic problem around the Circuit de Catalunya, but just two of the field have been penalised.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:20.71812
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:20.97212
3Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:21.05412
4Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:21.17717
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:21.21812
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:21.30816
7Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:21.57012
8Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:22.06913
9Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:21.21912
10Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:22.23317
11Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:22.12714
12Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:22.16612
13Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:22.34612
14Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:22.3559
15Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:22.38913
16Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:23.2609
17Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:23.3189
18Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:24.6616
19Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:22.79315
20Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:24.7136
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:24.9966
22Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:25.0706
  • 3 places. Felipe Massa - Unnecessarily impeded Mark Webber between Turns 11 and 12 in qualifying.
  • 3 places. Esteban Gutiérrez - Unnecessarily impeded Kimi Räikkönen between Turns 14 and 15 in qualifying.

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