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Starting grid - Britain 2014 // Maldonado gets excluded, as Caterham fail to qualify

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Maldonado takes a grid penalty
Credit: Andrew Ferraro/Lotus F1 Team

The grid for the British Grand Prix looks just a little different to how we left it after qualifying. Esteban Gutiérrez takes his ten place drop after the Austrian unsafe release, and Max Chilton also drops down due to a gearbox change. However, Pastor Maldonado has the biggest hit, moving to the second from last row of the grid. The Lotus driver was excluded from qualifying after running out of fuel and being unable to provide a sample to the FIA.

He, and the two Caterhams, therefore did not qualify (the green cars being outside the 107% cut off time), but all have been given permission to start by the stewards.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.76621
2Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.38619
3Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:38.20024
4Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.32919
5Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:38.41723
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.23219
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.45720
8Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.60618
9Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.70721
10Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.85521
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.49617
12Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:38.70917
13Adrian SutilSauber F1 TeamNo time8
14Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:45.3185
15Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:45.6955
16Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:45.9356
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:39.80014
18Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:46.6847
19Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:40.91216
20Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:44.01815
21Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:49.4217
22Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:49.6258
  • 10 places. Esteban Gutiérrez - Car 21 was released in an unsafe condition (Austria).
  • 5 places. Max Chilton - The gearbox of car 4 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 0 places. Pastor Maldonado - There was an insufficient amount of fuel to provide a 1.0 ltr fuel sample and therefore this is in breach of Article 6.6.2 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations. The competitor is, however, allowed to start the race from the back of the grid in front of any cars that failed to set a time within 107% of the fastest time in Q1.

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