Many penalties were assigned to the drivers this weekend after qualifying, with the recalculation of the starting grid that has put into crisis fans, experts and even drivers. Almost everyone was involved in this kind of misunderstanding, as even the official Formula 1 account on Twitter referred yesterday to Lewis Hamilton as starting P5. Lando Norris also tweeted about his fourth position on the grid, his best career result yet.
Fourth. FOURTH!— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) 29 giugno 2019
Here is the long list of penalties, with six drivers involved:
- Carlos Sainz and Alexander Albon will start from the back of the grid due to the use of multiple power unit elements.
- Nico Hulkenberg will have a 5 place grid penalty due to engine replacement.
- Kevin Magnussen will have a 5 place grid penalty due to gearbox replacement.
- Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will have a 3 place grid penalty for impeding another driver during first qualifying session (Kimi Raikkonen and Daniil Kvyat respectively).
Here is the full provisional starting grid for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix: