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Starting grid - Malaysia 2014 - Bottas handed three place grid drop for impeding Ricciardo

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Bottas in the FW36 during a wet Malaysia qualifying session
Credit: Glenn Dunbar

Valtteri Bottas wasn't having a great qualifying anyway, the Williams duo struggling to find pace in the wet conditions. The Finn didn't think he did anything wrong against Daniel Ricciardo, but the stewards found him to have impeded the Red Bull driver for several corners.

Not only does Bottas get a three place grid drop, moving him from 15th to 18th on the grid, but he has also picked up two penalty points that sit on his licence for a full 12 month period.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:59.43122
2Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:59.48620
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2:00.05023
4Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari2:00.17522
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing2:00.54120
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari2:01.21821
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team2:01.71223
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes2:02.21320
9Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso2:03.07823
10Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes2:04.05322
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso2:02.35116
12Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team2:02.36916
13Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing2:02.46016
14Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team2:02.51115
15Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team2:02.88517
16Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team2:02.0748
17Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team2:02.1317
18Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing2:02.75617
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team2:02.7028
20Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team2:03.5958
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team2:04.3888
22Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team2:04.4077
  • 3 places. Valtteri Bottas - The driver did not pay attention to the approaching car and continued to impede Daniel Ricciardo through Turns 14 and 15. Grid drop and two penalty points awarded.

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