Revised Chinese GP grid

Date published: April 15 2018

Despite one five-place penalty, the starting grid for Sunday’s Chinese GP looks the exact same as Saturday’s qualifying timesheet.

Sebastian Vettel will start the race in pole position ahead of Kimi Raikonen with the Mercedes drivers of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton on the second.

Red Bull locked out the third ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

At the back of the grid are Sauber’s Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson.

The latter has a five-place penalty for failing to show for double waved yellows but given that he qualified P20, it makes no difference to the grid.

The provisional grid
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:31.095
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:31.182 0.087
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:31.625 0.53
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:31.675 0.58
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:31.796 0.701
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:31.948 0.853
7 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:32.532 1.437
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:32.758 1.663
9 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:32.819 1.724
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:32.855 1.76
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:32.986
12 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:33.057
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:33.232
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:33.505
15 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:33.795
16 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1:34.062
17 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:34.101
18 Lance Stroll Williams 1:34.285
19 Charles Leclerc Sauber 1:34.454
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:34.914 *

* Ericsson penalised five-places for ignoring yellow flags in qualifying.