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France 2008: The Grid

France 2008: The Grid

The French Grand Prix grid is looking a little confusing right now, so I thought I’d attempt to clarify a few things as best I can. In Canada both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton received ten grid slot penalties for their incidents in the pit lane. The penalty was a ten grid-slot demotion each, which means that Hamilton who qualified in third will actually start in thirteenth. Rosberg, who got the same penalty for doing pretty much the same thing in Montreal, qualified fifteenth so he goes to the back of the grid. Heikki Kovalainen received a five grid-slot penalty for impeding Mark Webber during qualifying, so he goes from sixth, to fifth (penalties are applied in order of achievement) and finally to tenth.

The 2008 French Grand Prix Grid

Inclusive of penalties given.

1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
1m16.449s
Felipe Massa Ferrari
1m16.490s
2
3 Fernando Alonso Renault
1m.16.840s
Jarno Trulli Toyota
1m16.920s
4
5 Robert Kubica BMW
1m16.944s
Mark Webber Red Bull Racing
1m17.233s
6
7 David Coulthard Red Bull Racing
1m17.426s
Timo Glock Toyota
1m17.596s
8
9 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault
1m165.770s
Heikki Kovalainen McLaren
*1m16.944s
10
11 Nick Heidfeld BMW
1m15.786s
Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso
1m15.816s
12
13 Lewis Hamilton McLaren
**1m16.693s
Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso
1m16.045s
14
15 Kazuki Nakajima Williams
1m16.243s
Jenson Button Honda
1m16.306s
16
17 Rubens Barrichello Honda
1m16.330s
Giancarlo Fisichella Force India
1m16.971s
18
19 Adrian Sutil Force India
1m17.053s
Nico Rosberg Williams
***1m16.235s
20

*Lewis Hamilton has moved back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.

**Heikki Kovalainen has moved back 5 places due to a penalty received during qualifying for the French Grand Prix.

***Nico Rosberg has moved back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.

Oliver White

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