Final Hungarian GP starting grid

Final Hungarian GP starting grid

Formula 1

Final Hungarian GP starting grid


Lewis Hamilton will lead an unchanged Hungarian Grand Prix grid following the stewards’ decision not to punish Romain Grosjean and Lotus for their floor test failure.

The starting order had looked set for a major shake-up when second-row qualifier Grosjean’s car was found to be in breach of the ‘flexi-floor’ rules. But with Lotus successfully proving that the problem was due to damage from a curb, Grosjean can keep his position.

With no other issues arising from Saturday’s session, that means the starting grid will match the qualifying result for the first time since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix – barring any late dramas on race morning that incur technical penalties.

Hamilton took his third and Mercedes’ sixth pole of the season, with championship leader Sebastian Vettel having to settle for second in his Red Bull.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car 1.  Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes 2.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault 3.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus-Renault 4.  Nico Rosberg         Mercedes 5.  Fernando Alonso      Ferrari 6.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus-Renault 7.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari 8.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9.  Sergio Perez         McLaren-Mercedes10.  Mark Webber          Red Bull-Renault11.  Adrian Sutil         Force India-Mercedes12.  Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber-Ferrari13.  Jenson Button        McLaren-Mercedes14.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso-Ferrari15.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams-Renault16.  Valtteri Bottas      Williams-Renault17.  Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber-Ferrari18.  Paul di Resta        Force India-Mercedes19.  Charles Pic          Caterham-Renault20.  Giedo van der Garde  Caterham-Renault21.  Jules Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth22.  Max Chilton          Marussia-Cosworth

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