No changes to the starting grid

Date published: October 2 2016

There are no changes to Sunday’s starting grid for the Malaysian GP as the only driver penalised, Fernando Alonso, qualified last.

The double World Champion went into Saturday’s qualifying aware that he was facing a 45-place grid penalty after running new unscheduled engine parts earlier in the weekend at Sepang.

As such Alonso put in the minimum in qualifying in an effort to save tyres.

The McLaren-Honda driver will start from the very back of the grid.

At the front are Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who locked out the front row ahead of the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

Malaysian GP starting grid
1 Hamilton Mercedes 1:32.850
2 Rosberg Mercedes 1:33.264
3 Verstappen Red Bull 1:33.420
4 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:33.467
5 Vettel Ferrari 1:33.584
6 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:33.632
7 Perez Force India 1:34.319
8 Hulkenberg Force India 1:34.489
9 Button McLaren 1:34.518
10 Massa Williams 1:34.671
11 Bottas Williams 1:34.577
12 Grosjean Haas 1:35.001
13 Gutierrez Haas 1:35.097
14 Magnussen Renault 1:35.277
15 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:35.369
16 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:35.374
17 Ericsson Sauber 1:35.816
18 Nasr Sauber 1:35.949
19 Palmer Renault 1:35.999
20 Ocon Manor 1:36.451
21 Wehrlein Manor 1:36.587
22 Alonso McLaren 1:37.155 *

* Alonso penalised 45 grid places for unscheduled power unit element changes.