2008 Chinese Grand Prix grid

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?σΤιΌ??35.722
11. Robnert Kubica, BMW 1?σΤιΌ??35.814
12. Timo Glock, Toyota 1?σΤιΌ??35.937
13. Rubens Barrichello, Honda 1?σΤιΌ??36.079
14. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 1?σΤιΌ??36.210
15. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 1’37.083**
16. David Coulthard, Red Bull-Renault 1?σΤιΌ??36.731
17. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 1?σΤιΌ??36.863
18. Jenson Button, Honda 1?σΤιΌ??37.053
19. Adrian Sutil, Force India F1 Team-Ferrari 1?σΤιΌ??37.730
20. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India F1 Team-Ferrari 1?σΤιΌ??37.739

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

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6 comments on 2008 Chinese Grand Prix grid

  1. Robert McKay said on 18th October 2008, 11:12

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

  2. mail123456 said on 18th October 2008, 13:35

    3 hours later:
    Heidfeld gets three-place grid penalty

  3. TommyB said on 18th October 2008, 14:59

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

  4. Filipe said on 18th October 2008, 17:29

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

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th October 2008, 19:01

    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 said on 18th October 2008, 19:50

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

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