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Starting grid - Australia 2014 // Bottas and Gutiérrez take five place gearbox grid penalties

Published by Christine

Jenson Button, Australia race weekend
Credit: McLaren Mercedes

Both Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutiérrez were handed five place grid penalties for the Australian Grand Prix, after both the Williams and the Sauber car developed issues during final practice on Saturday morning. Gutiérrez didn't make it too far into qualifying, whereas Bottas managed to squeeze into the top ten, only to drop straight back out again.

Pastor Maldonado wasn't able to complete a lap and record a time in the qualifying session, which left him outside of the 107% cut off. Charlie Whiting admitted they would be somewhat lenient on this ruling, however, and the Lotus driver has been given permission to race.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.23122
2Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.54820
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.59521
4Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:45.74519
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:45.81921
6Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:45.86421
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:46.03020
8Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:47.36820
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:48.07921
10Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:44.43713
11Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:44.49413
12Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.66813
13Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:45.65512
14Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:45.86713
15Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:48.14719
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:47.29313
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:34.2935
18Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:34.7945
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:35.1575
20Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:36.9936
21Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:35.1177
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time3
  • 5 places. Esteban Gutiérrez - The gearbox of car 21 has been changed before six consecutive events have expired.
  • 5 places. Valtteri Bottas - The gearbox of car 77 has been changed before six consecutive events have expired.

Note: Pastor Maldonado has been given permission to start the race: a) Having set satisfactory times in practice. b) That such a grant is not precedent for further races.

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