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United States 2012 - Starting grid // Gearbox penalties hit the qualifying order once more

Published by Christine

Romain Grosjean took a gearbox penalty, which we knew about quite early on, but the real storm came from Ferrari. Rumours circulated that they would be deliberately breaking the seal on Massa's gearbox to drop him down the order and move Alonso to the clean side of the grid. Lo and behold!

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:35.65720
2Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:35.76620
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:36.17420
4Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:36.70826
5Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.79422
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.14120
7Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.30024
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:36.58728
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:37.84226
10Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:37.60420
11Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:36.93724
12Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:37.61612
13Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.66515
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.87917
15Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:38.20616
16Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:38.43715
17Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.50116
18Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.1149
19Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:40.05612
20Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:40.66411
21Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:40.8097
22Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:41.1667
23Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:42.01112
24Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:42.74010
  • 5 places. Romain Grosjean - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.
  • 5 places. Felipe Massa - The Driver did not use the gearbox for five consecutive Events.

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