2008 Chinese Grand Prix grid

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 1’36.303
2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1’36.645
3. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 1’36.889
4. Fernando Alonso, Renault 1’36.927
5. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 1’36.930
6. Sebastian Vettel, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’37.685
7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 1’37.934
8. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’38.885
9. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 1’37.201*
10. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 1???35.722
11. Robnert Kubica, BMW 1???35.814
12. Timo Glock, Toyota 1???35.937
13. Rubens Barrichello, Honda 1???36.079
14. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 1???36.210
15. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 1’37.083**
16. David Coulthard, Red Bull-Renault 1???36.731
17. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 1???36.863
18. Jenson Button, Honda 1???37.053
19. Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 Team-Ferrari 1???37.730
20. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India F1 Team-Ferrari 1???37.739

*Three-pace penalty for impeding David Coulthard
**Ten-place penalty for changing his engine following free practice three.

6 comments on “2008 Chinese Grand Prix grid”

  1. Hmm…Webbo qualified 6th, so should he not be 16th, one place behind DC who moves up to 15th?

  2. 3 hours later:
    Heidfeld gets three-place grid penalty

  3. 3 place grid penalty!!!? When has it been 3 places!

  4. Tommy, Heidfeld got a 3 place penalty in Singapore as well.

  5. I have no idea why they sometimes give five place penalties and sometimes three place penalties. There doesn’t appear to be any explanation why, which is the typical opaque and arbitrary modus operandi of the FIA stewards these days.

  6. Pedro Andrade
    18th October 2008, 19:50

    I actually thought the rule was docking the three best times…

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