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Starting grid - United States 2013 // Penalties for ignoring red flags, gearboxes and impeding in qualifying

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The grid for the US Grand Prix has been hit with several penalties, starting with Jenson Button who got into trouble on Friday during the stop-start first practice session. Esteban Gutiérrez put in a great showing during qualifying to finish inside the top ten but his hard work has been undone by some questionable moves on track. Charles Pic also has a gearbox related grid drop.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.33812
2Mark WebberInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:36.44114
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:37.15517
4Nico HülkenbergSauber F1 Team1:37.29620
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.34520
6Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.37619
7Sergio PérezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:37.45221
8Heikki KovalainenLotus F1 Team1:37.71521
9Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1:37.83624
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.13118
11Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.13918
12Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.36419
13Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:38.59217
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.69615
15Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.21716
16Adrian SutilSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.25010
17Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:39.35111
18Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:40.49110
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:40.25811
20Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:38.03420
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:41.40110
22Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:40.59610
  • 3 places. Jenson Button - The driver overtook another car under Red Flags.
  • 5 places. Charles Pic - The gearbox of car 20 has been changed before 5 consecutive events have expired.
  • 10 places. Esteban Gutiérrez - Car 12 unneccessarily impeded car 16 (Pastor Maldonado) between turns 19 and 20 whilst performing manoeuvres that the stewards consider dangerous.

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