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Starting grid - Spain 2014 - Vergne and Vettel take penalties and Maldonado is cleared to start

Published by Christine

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

Jean-Éric Vergne was the first to be given a penalty, a ten place grid drop due to an unsafe release during practice. The Toro Rosso ended up minus one wheel, which resulted in the team getting a fine, and the driver dropping down the order. Sebastian Vettel was also given a five place grid drop after his qualifying session came to an early conclusion due to a gearbox failure. The replacement component means he's down five places from where he qualified.

Pastor Maldonado didn't manage to qualify, crashing into the barriers less than five minutes into the first session. The stewards have given him permission to race, no doubt based on the better lap times Lotus have been posting this weekend. He'll be last on the grid.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.23216
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.40019
3Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:26.28516
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:26.63217
5Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:26.96018
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:27.10418
7Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:27.14016
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:27.33518
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:27.40216
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.68513
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:28.00216
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:28.03912
13Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:28.28012
14Kevin MagnussenMcLaren MercedesNo time10
15Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull RacingNo time11
16Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:28.5639
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:29.5866
18Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:30.1776
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:30.3128
20Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:30.3756
21Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro RossoNo time6
22Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time0
  • 10 places. Jean-Éric Vergne - The right rear wheel came off at Turn 1 after the car was released from its pit stop, which is a breach of the Sporting Regulations.
  • 5 places. Sebastian Vettel - The gearbox of car 1 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.

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