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Starting grid - China 2014 // Maldonado permitted to start, with added grid penalty

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Maldonado has been given permission to race on Sunday
Credit: Alastair Staley/Lotus F1 Team

Pastor Maldonado failed to set a lap time during qualifying due to a problem with the power unit in his Lotus. The stewards have given him permission to start the race, leaving him last on the grid. On the one hand, that's bad news for the Venezuelan, but on the other hand, it counter-acts the penalty handed to him in Bahrain.

After tipping Esteban Gutiérrez into a spin during the race, he was given a five place grid drop, which pushes him back to... well, still last.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:53.86021
2Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:54.45523
3Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:54.96023
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:55.14322
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:55.63721
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:56.14724
7Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:56.28224
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:56.36623
9Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:56.77323
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:57.07922
11Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:56.86017
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:56.96317
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:57.28918
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:57.39317
15Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:57.67517
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:58.26417
17Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:58.98810
18Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:59.26010
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:59.32610
20Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team2:00.64610
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team2:00.86510
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time0
  • 5 places. Pastor Maldonado - The driver of car 13 caused a collision with car 21 in turn 1 during Bahrain Grand Prix 2014.

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