Revised Chinese GP grid

Date published: April 17 2016 - Editor

There are two penalties applied to this year's Chinese Grand Prix grid, although given Lewis Hamilton's P22 start his doesn't count at all.

Nico Hulkenberg dropped from 10th after qualifying to 13th on the grid as the Force India driver was penalised for an unsafe release.

Hulkenberg brought out the red flags late in Q2 when his tyre came off on his outlap after his mechanics failed to secure it.

Meanwhile Hamilton was hit with a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change but given that he will start P22 after an ERS failure in qualifying, it has absolutely no impact on his start position.

The Revised Grid
1 N Rosberg
2 D Ricciardo
3 K Raikkonen
4 S Vettel
5 V Bottas
6 D Kvyat
7 S Perez
8 C Sainz Jr
9 M Verstappen
10 F Massa
11 F Alonso
12 J Button
13 N Hulkenberg *
14 R Grosjean
15 M Ericsson
16 F Nasr
17 K Magnussen
18 E Gutiérrez
19 J Palmer
20 R Haryanto
21 P Wehrlein
22 L Hamilton ** 

* Three-place penalty for unsafe release
** Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change