FIA confirms Italian Grand Prix starting grid

By on Sunday, September 6, 2015
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The FIA has confirmed the starting grid for the Italian Grand Prix following a litany of penalties at Monza.

Marcus Ericsson qualified in 10th place but was handed a three position drop for impeding Nico Hulkenberg, though will only slip to 12th as Carlos Sainz Jr. has also been penalised.

Sainz Jr. is among six drivers penalised for various engine penalties, meaning that the back part of the grid has been shuffled around due to the length of sanctions.

Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso will start from 15th and 16th places respectively, ahead of the aforementioned Sainz Jr.

This is because Button has a five place penalty, Alonso 10 while Sainz Jr. has been handed a 25 place sanction due to his engine changes.

The trio nonetheless start ahead of Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo; the Russian has a collective 35 place penalty while his team-mate has amassed 50 positions.

Max Verstappen will start from the back of the grid as he has a 20 place penalty and did not set a time in qualifying.

The array of demotions means that Manor Marussia pair Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi have been promoted to 13th and 14th positions, their highest grid slots of the year.

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