Webber loses second place on grid

Mark Webber has lost his front-row start due to a gearbox change penalty

Mark Webber has lost his front-row start due to a gearbox change penalty

Mark Webber has been relegated from second to seventh on the Canadian Grand Prix grid after picking up a penalty for changing his gearbox.

The penalty promotes Sebastian Vettel to the front row of the grid alongside pole sitter Lewis Hamilton.

Revised Canadian Grand Prix grid:

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’15.105
McLaren-Mercedes
2. Sebastian Vettel 1’15.420
Red Bull-Renault
Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’15.435
Ferrari
4. Jenson Button 1’15.520
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 3 5. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’15.648
Force India-Mercedes
6. Felipe Massa 1’15.688
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Mark Webber 1’15.373
Red Bull-Renault
8. Robert Kubica 1’15.715
Renault
Row 5 9. Adrian Sutil 1’15.881
Force India-Mercedes
10. Nico Rosberg 1’16.071
Mercedes
Row 6 11. Rubens Barrichello 1’16.434
Williams-Cosworth
12. Nico H???lkenberg 1’16.438
Williams-Cosworth
Row 7 13. Michael Schumacher 1’16.492
Mercedes
14. Vitaly Petrov 1’16.844
Renault
Row 8 15. Sebastien Buemi 1’16.928
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
16. Jaime Alguersuari 1’17.029
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 9 17. Pedro de la Rosa 1’17.384
Sauber-Ferrari
18. Kamui Kobayashi 1’18.019
Sauber-Ferrari
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’18.237
Lotus-Cosworth
20. Jarno Trulli 1’18.698
Lotus-Cosworth
Row 11 21. Timo Glock 1’18.941
Virgin-Cosworth
22. Bruno Senna 1’19.484
HRT-Cosworth
Row 12 23. Lucas di Grassi 1’19.675
Virgin-Cosworth
24. Karun Chandhok 1’27.757
HRT-Cosworth

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34 comments on Webber loses second place on grid

  1. TommyB (@tommyb89) said on 13th June 2010, 15:40

    Cue the conspiracy theorists again…

    Anyway hard luck on Webber but puts Liuzzi into 5th! In for a great race.

  2. Glenn (@glenn) said on 13th June 2010, 15:42

    Great news for Hamilton fans (as myself). Hamilton with a win could be in sole possession of the WDC leaving Canada. Lets hope for a clean race for Hamilton.

    WOOOO!!!

    • miguelF! said on 13th June 2010, 16:14

      good news for the championship but more bad luck for red bull they deserve to win a champ someday

  3. They’ve got to get rid of these draconian rules.

    • Mike said on 13th June 2010, 16:57

      The gearbox and engines rules are fair, They are the same for everybody. And it stops someone using 82 engines and gearboxes a year.

  4. Great news definetely for HAM, one lesser bull to be careful of. Good news for ALO as he will start on clean side, bad news for VET & BUT because nw they start on dirty side..

    what an irony, as VET was praising himself for being able to start on the cleaner side during press-conference..

  5. varun said on 13th June 2010, 15:44

    unfortunate for webber. he’s been driving great lately.

  6. M Sakr (@goham) said on 13th June 2010, 15:44

    EXCITEMENT EXCITEMENT EXCITEMENT!!!! Leave some fore the race!!!!! :D

  7. Liuzzi, Massa and Webber all next to each other on the first corner. Will be carnage!

    • miguelF! said on 13th June 2010, 16:16

      liuzzi really nice performance looks like Paul di resta isnt driving the force india this year

  8. Steph90 (@steph90) said on 13th June 2010, 15:48

    Really gutted for Webber. He’s been pretty much flawless the past few races and once again edged ahead of Vet.
    Have to admit though, I’m pretty chuffed for Alo

    • bosyber said on 13th June 2010, 15:56

      I think this news will make him definitely a bit less pessimistic about what they can do!

  9. sw6569 (@sw6569) said on 13th June 2010, 15:50

    This’ll make the race a lot more exciting. Alonso will beat Vettel I reckon into the first corner

  10. ciaran said on 13th June 2010, 15:52

    Bad luck for Mark.He looks unlikely to win but you never know with Montreal.

  11. TommyB (@tommyb89) said on 13th June 2010, 15:54

    Webber’s also got Sutil behind him. Pretty much a double penalty there :P

  12. bosyber said on 13th June 2010, 15:54

    Well, at least Vettel does not have to worry about hitting his team mate on the 1st or 2nd corner.

    Would not be surprised to see Alonso try for the lead in those first corners. He has had good starts (okay, China a bit too well), and soft tires. Button and him must be liking their chances against Vettel in those 1st laps.

  13. Macca (@macca) said on 13th June 2010, 15:57

    Man he can’t catch a break.

  14. fordsrule said on 13th June 2010, 15:59

    Great news! Now all I need is Alonso to take Vettel out and Senna sneaks in for a point or two with Hamilton winning :D

  15. Macca (@macca) said on 13th June 2010, 16:01

    From the F1.com website

    —–Red Bull opted to change the RB6’s gearbox as a precautionary measure.—–

    This screams conspiracy.

    • fordsrule said on 13th June 2010, 16:06

      How? Would you rather him retire during the race so you can complain that Red Bull are trying to make him lose?

    • David A said on 13th June 2010, 16:13

      Rubbish, Macca. If his gearbox failed during the race after starting second, you’d be screaming conspiracy.

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