Buemi and Glock get grid penalties

Sebastien Buemi and Timo Glock have each been handed penalties for impeding other drivers during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Buemi was given a three-place penalty for impeding Nico Rosberg and Timo Glock got a five-place penalty for holding up Sakon Yamamoto.

However the stewards decided against punishing Jarno Trulli or Lucas di Grassi for their collision during qualifying.

The stewards did not explain why Buemi and Glock received different penalties.

Following the penalties the grid is believed to be as follows:

Row 1 1. Mark Webber 1’45.778
Red Bull-Renault
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’45.863
McLaren-Mercedes
Row 2 3. Robert Kubica 1’46.100
Renault
4. Sebastian Vettel 1’46.127
Red Bull-Renault
Row 3 5. Jenson Button 1’46.206
McLaren-Mercedes
6. Felipe Massa 1’46.314
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Rubens Barrichello 1’46.602
Williams-Cosworth
8. Adrian Sutil 1’46.659
Force India-Mercedes
Row 5 9. Nico H?â??lkenberg 1’47.053
Williams-Cosworth
10. Fernando Alonso 1’47.441
Ferrari
Row 6 11. Jaime Alguersuari 1’48.267
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’48.680
Force India-Mercedes
Row 7 13. Heikki Kovalainen 1’50.980
Lotus-Cosworth
14. Nico Rosberg 1’47.885
Mercedes
Row 8 15. Jarno Trulli 2’01.491
Lotus-Cosworth
16. Sebastien Buemi 1’49.209
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Row 9 17. Kamui Kobayashi 2’02.284
Sauber-Ferrari
18. Bruno Senna 2’03.612
HRT-Cosworth
Row 10 19. Sakon Yamamoto 2’03.941
HRT-Cosworth
20. Timo Glock 1’52.049
Virgin-Cosworth
Row 11 21. Michael Schumacher 1’47.874
Mercedes
22. Pedro de la Rosa 2’05.294
Sauber-Ferrari
Row 12 23. Lucas di Grassi 2’18.154
Virgin-Cosworth
24. Vitaly Petrov
Renault

As penalties are applied in the order they are declared, Rosberg’s five-place penalty (for a gearbox change) has only dropped him from 12th to 14th.

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22 comments on Buemi and Glock get grid penalties

  1. daykind said on 28th August 2010, 19:02

    Right, well quite a few changes but would you look at that, Kovalainen in 13th place. That’s incredible!

    • miguelF1O (@) said on 29th August 2010, 0:58

      the whole world is against Richard Branson Timo was 17th now with all this changes 20th with rain or no rain virgin isnt getting 10th

      • Mike said on 29th August 2010, 9:25

        Exactly! that’s why he owns only one airline company? can you image? tut tut…

        … Unlucky is the word I’d use…

  2. disjunto said on 28th August 2010, 19:18

    could be interesting, half the pack is out of order :D

  3. Macca (@macca) said on 28th August 2010, 19:39

    Didn’t Rosberg qualify 11th before penalties, not 12th.

  4. Robert McKay said on 28th August 2010, 19:40

    “The stewards did not explain why Buemi and Glock received different penalties.”

    Because the FIA Random Penalty Generator (TM) has been in action again.

    • TommyB (@tommyb89) said on 28th August 2010, 23:54

      True.

      Ridiculous how Trulli didn’t get a penalty, if blocking a persons hotlap is a penalty then how is taking them clean out not a penalty?

      • Hamish said on 29th August 2010, 1:28

        Jarno was on a hot lap also. Was very smug of Schumacher to not back off before the start of the lap and just expect to breeze past the Lotus.

        • damonsmedley (@damonsmedley) said on 29th August 2010, 4:48

          Ridiculous how Trulli didn’t get a penalty, if blocking a persons hotlap is a penalty then how is taking them clean out not a penalty?

          But di Grassi had run deep into the first part of Stavelot and I suspect Trulli was convinced he was headed for the gravel or the wall, therefore he assumed the racing line. As di Grassi angled his car back towards the racing line they touched, so I don’t think either driver was at fault – as ridiculous as the incident seemed. :D Those were a crazy few moments on the track and it was a miracle no-one crashed! Great onboard from Michael though! :P

  5. Scalextric said on 28th August 2010, 19:52

    “holding up Sakon Yamamoto”. Wow. Must have been going pretty slowly.

  6. sato113 said on 28th August 2010, 20:40

    right, done some betting online for this one… could win 60 quid or so. unlikely…

  7. Tiomkin said on 28th August 2010, 20:45

    I hope the fast players at the back don’t expect the ‘Moses treatment’. That is the slower must give way to them.

    Moses Treatment patented by Mr F Alonso.

  8. HounslowBusGarage said on 28th August 2010, 23:52

    Looking at the grid in only glancing detail, I am delighted that WEB and MAS seem to be in front of their respective team mates.
    The day of the Number Two’s?

  9. DaveW said on 29th August 2010, 1:00

    Yeah, how did Trulli escape a penalty for Causing and Avoidable Accident? Every angle showed he basically rammed DeGrassi off the road. When interviewed about it by SpeedTV, his galling answer was that DeGrassi had previously failed to let him by.

    Yamamoto’s time was only a little bit behind Senna’s. His cash-to-talent ratio is definitely better than some of the historic pay-hacks like Deletraz, Baumgartner, or Inoue. If he didn’t get blocked, maybe he makes Q2. OK, maybe not.

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