Sebastien Bourdais gets grid penalty

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Bourdais will start 19th for tomorrow\'s Hungarian Grand Prix
Sebastien Bourdais will start 19th for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix

Sebastien Bourdais will be moved back five places on the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Toro Rosso driver was deemed to have impeded BMW’s Nick Heidfeld during the first part of qualifying. It prevented Heidfeld from being able to reach the second part of qualifying and left him 16th.

The feeling on the live blog during qualifiyng was that Bourdais shouldn’t get a penalty, but the stewards disagreed. Here’s a look at the revised grid:

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix – provisional grid

1. Lewis Hamilton 1?σΤιΌ??20.899
2. Heikki Kovalainen 1?σΤιΌ??21.140
3. Felipe Massa 1?σΤιΌ??21.181
4. Robert Kubica 1?σΤιΌ??21.281
5. Timo Glock 1?σΤιΌ??21.326
6. Kimi Raikkonen 1?σΤιΌ??21.516
7. Fernando Alonso 1?σΤιΌ??21.698
8. Mark Webber 1.21.732
9. Jarno Trulli 1.21.767
10. Nelson Piquet Jnr 1?σΤιΌ??22.371
11. Sebastian Vettel 1.20.144
12. Jenson Button 1?σΤιΌ??20.332
13. David Coulthard 1?σΤιΌ??20.502
14. Nico Rosberg no time
15. Nick Heidfeld 1?σΤιΌ??21.045
16. Kazuki Nakajima 1?σΤιΌ??21.085
17. Rubens Barrichello 1?σΤιΌ??21.332
18. Giancarlo Fisichella 1?σΤιΌ??21.670
19. Sebastien Bourdais 1?σΤιΌ??20.963*
20. Adrian Sutil 1?σΤιΌ??22.113

*Five place-penalty