Qatar GP final starting grid | Verstappen and Bottas pushed back

21-11-2021 12:53 | Updated: 21-11-2021 13:22
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Qatar GP final starting grid | Verstappen and Bottas pushed back

The final starting grid took a long time to arrive due to a number of drivers still under investigation by the stewards. It was unclear whether Max Verstappen would be penalised for possibly ignoring a double yellow flag in qualifying.

Verstappen and Bottas penalised, Sainz escapes

It was a long time coming, but Verstappen and Bottas have both received penalties for ignoring yellow flags. Verstappen was penalised for ignoring a double yellow flag, which sends him down five places. Bottas ignored a single yellow flag and receives a three place penalty for ignoring it.

The last driver who was looked at for a similar incident got away with it. Carlos Sainz receives no penalty and even moves up a place due to Verstappen's penalty. Pierre Gasly is now the surprise in second position.

Final grid GP Brazil:

1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Pierre Gasly
3. Fernando Alonso 4. Lando Norris
5. Carlos Sainz 6. Valtteri Bottas
7. Max Verstappen 8. Yuki Tsunoda
9. Esteban Ocon 10. Sebastian Vettel
11. Sergio Perez 12. Lance Stroll
13. Charles Leclerc 14. Daniel Ricciardo
15. George Russell 16. Kimi Raikkonen
17. Nicholas Latifi 18. Antonio Giovinazzi
19.Mick Schumacher 20. Nikita Mazepin

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