Belgian GP: Starting grid after penalties

Four drivers were penalised following Belgian Grand Prix qualifying, dropping by a total of 120 places on the grid.

Romain Grosjean will start from ninth having qualified fourth after receiving a five-place penalty after a gearbox change. His drop moved Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado and Sebastian Vettel up by one place.

Max Verstappen was handed a 10-place penalty for an engine change and will start 18th after having qualified 15th.

The Toro Rosso driver will start ahead of the McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso after they were handed a record breaking combined 105-place penalty for their new Honda power-units.

Penalties to Verstappen, Button and Alonso moved Felipe Nasr up to 15th, Will Stevens to 16th and Roberto Merhi to 17th. 

Belgian Grand Prix - Starting Grid 
 Pos. Driver/Team Pos. Driver/Team
01   L. Hamilton
  Mercedes
   
    02   N. Rosberg
  Mercedes
03   V. Bottas
  Williams
   
    04   S. Pérez
  Force India
05   D. Ricciardo
  Red Bull
   
    06   F. Massa
  Williams
07   P. Maldonado
  Lotus
   
    08   S. Vettel
  Ferrari
09   R. Grosjean
  Lotus
   
    10   C. Sainz
   Toro Rosso
11   N. Hülkenberg
  Force India
   
    12   D. Kvyat
  Red Bull
13   M. Ericsson
  Sauber
   
    14   F. Nasr
  Sauber
15   W. Stevens
  Manor
   
    16   K. Räikkönen
  Ferrari
17    R. Merhi
  Manor
   
    18    M. Verstappen
  Toro Rosso
19   J. Button
  McLaren
   
    20   F. Alonso
  McLaren
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Series Formula 1
Event Belgian GP
Track Spa-Francorchamps
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Marcus Ericsson , Will Stevens , Roberto Merhi , Valtteri Bottas , Felipe Nasr , Carlos Sainz Jr. , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Mercedes , Williams , Force India , Manor Racing , Toro Rosso , Sauber , Red Bull Racing , Lotus F1 Team , McLaren
Article type Results