Grosjean to start from pit lane

Date published: October 30 2016

Romain Grosjean is the only change to the Mexican Grand Prix grid as he will start from the pit lane after Haas changed the floor of his VF16.

The Frenchman had a torrid time in qualifying, finishing down in 21st place, slowest of those who set times.

In the wake of qualifying, Grosjean stated that “something clearly is not right” resulting in Haas changing the floor of his F1 car.

As such he will start from the pit lane.

Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton will take his position at the sharp end of the grid having qualified ahead of his championship rival Nico Rosberg.

Should Hamilton finish ninth or higher in Mexico, the title race will continue into Brazil.

However, should he finish P10 or lower and Rosberg win the race, the German will wrap up the World title.

The grid
1 Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.704
2 Rosberg Mercedes 1:18.958
3 Verstappen Red Bull 1:19.054
4 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:19.133
5 Hulkenberg Force India 1:19.330
6 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:19.376
7 Vettel Ferrari 1:19.381
8 Bottas Williams 1:19.551
9 Massa Williams 1:20.032
10 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:20.378
11 Alonso McLaren 1:20.282
12 Perez Force India 1:20.287
13 Button McLaren 1:20.673.
14 Magnussen Renault 1:21.131
15 Ericsson Sauber 1:21.536
16 Wehrlein Manor 1:21.785
17 Gutierrez Haas 1:21.401
18 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.401
19 Nasr Sauber 1:21.692
20 Ocon Manor 1:21.881
21 Palmer Renault no time
22 Grosjean Haas *

* pit lane start