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Starting grid - Abu Dhabi 2013 // Kimi Räikkönen drops to the back of the field after exclusion from qualifying

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Kimi Räikkönen was excluded from the qualifying results after the Lotus failed one of the post-session checks, but was given permission to start the race - he'll either be at the back of the field, or in the pit lane. Meanwhile, Jules Bianchi was given a five place drop for a gearbox change, but in the end only loses one place due to Kimi dropping behind him.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.95717
2Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.07512
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.41918
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.50119
5Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:40.57621
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:40.99721
7Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:41.01518
8Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:41.06820
9Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.11121
10Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:41.09315
11Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.13319
12Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:41.20015
13Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.27915
14Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:41.39516
15Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:41.44714
16Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:41.9998
17Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.05110
18Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:43.25210
19Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:43.52810
20Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:44.1988
21Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:43.3987
22Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:40.54220
  • 5 places. Jules Bianchi - The gearbox of car 22 has been changed before five consecutive events have expired.
  • 17 places. Kimi Räikkönen - Exclusion from qualifying results after failing the asymmetric LHS front floor deflection test. The stewards heard the explanation of the team that the relevant part broke upon contact with a kerb, however the stewards did not accept that the incident referred to constituted an accident, or excused failing the relevant test. The competitor is however allowed to start the race from the back of the grid.

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