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Starting grid - United States 2014 // Vettel will start from the pit lane after engine change

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A new gearbox costs Button places
Credit: McLaren Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel's weekend starts out in the worst possible way, as the German driver has opted to take the engine related penalty that he always knew was coming. After minimal participation in qualifying, Vettel ended up 17th but will start from the pit lane for the race. Daniil Kvyat also took on board some power unit tweaks, which means his ten place grid drop puts him at the rear of the field.

Jenson Button is the only other driver with a penalty to take, the Brit having the gearbox on his McLaren changed for a five place drop.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.06720
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.44316
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:36.90619
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:37.20520
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.24417
6Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.61016
7Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:37.70616
8Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:37.80422
9Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:38.81015
10Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.46716
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.55416
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:37.65517
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.59816
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.25010
15Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:39.55510
16Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.6798
17Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.69917
18Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.6213
  • 5 places. Jenson Button - The gearbox of car 22 has been changed before 6 consecutive events have expired.
  • 10 places. Daniil Kvyat - First time a seventh power unit element has been used (Internal Combustion Engine).
  • 2 places. Sebastian Vettel - The 6th complete power unit has been used by car 1. This is in breach of Article 28.4 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations. The requirement to start the race from the pit lane is imposed in accordance with Article 28.4 c).

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