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Starting grid - Abu Dhabi 2014 // Red Bull start from the pit lane and Grosjean goes to the back

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Red Bull disqualified from qualifying
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Romain Grosjean had a twenty place penalty forced upon him, which was hefty especially considering he only qualified in 16th place. The additional carry forward would have gone to the next race, but as there isn't one, he was also handed a drive through penalty in the race.

The Red Bull pair were found to have illegal front wings and were thus excluded from the qualifying results. The subsequent changes to the car mean both Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are starting from the pit lane.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.48013
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:40.86612
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.02518
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.11920
5Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.90818
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:41.96418
7Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:42.23615
8Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:42.86619
9Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:42.19813
10Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.20712
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.23915
12Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:42.38412
13Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:43.07414
14Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:42.8198
15Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:42.8608
16Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:44.5407
17Will StevensCaterham F1 Team1:45.0958
18Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:42.7688
19Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.89317
20Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:41.26712
  • 20 places. Romain Grosjean - The 6th ICE, TC, MGU-H has been used by car 8, this is in breach of Article 28.4 a) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations. A 20 grid position penalty is imposed in accordance with Article 28.4 c), as this is the first time a 6th power unit element has been used.
  • 14 places. Sebastian Vettel - Required to start from the pit lane. Although the team carried out work with the approval of the Technical Delegate, parts have been replaced on car 1 that are different to those originally used.
  • 15 places. Daniel Ricciardo - Required to start from the pit lane. Although the team carried out work with the approval of the Technical Delegate, parts have been replaced on car 3 that are different to those originally used.

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