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Starting grid - Japan 2014 // Vergne and Maldonado take power unit penalties

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Vergne looks on from the sidelines
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Whilst the attention was on when Sebastian Vettel would fall foul of the long-life component regulations and take a ten place grid drop, two other drivers beat him to it. Pastor Maldonado was given the penalty after changing his engine earlier in the weekend - as he didn't qualify high enough up the order to take the full ten place drop, some of the penalty will be carried forward to the next race weekend. Jean-Éric Vergne, however, did qualify in 11th, but then dropped down to the rear of the field after his own penalty.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.50613
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.70313
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:33.12816
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:33.52716
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:33.74016
6Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:34.07517
7Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:34.24216
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:34.31717
9Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:34.43217
10Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:34.54816
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.08913
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.09213
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:35.09913
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:35.36414
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:35.68114
16Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:35.98410
17Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:36.8136
18Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:36.9438
19Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:37.0159
20Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.98414
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:37.4818
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:35.9179
  • 10 places. Jean-Éric Vergne - The 6th internal combustion engine has been used by car 25, this is in breach of

    Article 28.4 a) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations. A 10 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.

  • 10 places. Pastor Maldonado - The 6th internal combustion engine has been used by car 13, this is in breach of

    Article 28.4 a) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations. A 10 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.

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