The French Grand Prix grid is looking a little confusing right now, so I thought I’d attempt to clarify a few things as best I can. In Canada both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton received ten grid slot penalties for their incidents in the pit lane. The penalty was a ten grid-slot demotion each, which means that Hamilton who qualified in third will actually start in thirteenth. Rosberg, who got the same penalty for doing pretty much the same thing in Montreal, qualified fifteenth so he goes to the back of the grid. Heikki Kovalainen received a five grid-slot penalty for impeding Mark Webber during qualifying, so he goes from sixth, to fifth (penalties are applied in order of achievement) and finally to tenth.
The 2008 French Grand Prix Grid
Inclusive of penalties given.
|1||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
|Felipe Massa Ferrari
|3||Fernando Alonso Renault
|Jarno Trulli Toyota
|5||Robert Kubica BMW
|Mark Webber Red Bull Racing
|7||David Coulthard Red Bull Racing
|Timo Glock Toyota
|9||Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault
|Heikki Kovalainen McLaren
|11||Nick Heidfeld BMW
|Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Toro Rosso
|13||Lewis Hamilton McLaren
|Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso
|15||Kazuki Nakajima Williams
|Jenson Button Honda
|17||Rubens Barrichello Honda
|Giancarlo Fisichella Force India
|19||Adrian Sutil Force India
|Nico Rosberg Williams
*Lewis Hamilton has moved back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.
**Heikki Kovalainen has moved back 5 places due to a penalty received during qualifying for the French Grand Prix.
***Nico Rosberg has moved back 10 places due to a penalty received after the Canadian Grand Prix.