F1 has done it again with six drivers penalised on the starting grid for the United States GP with Brendon Hartley P20 on debut and Sauber emerging as the big winners.
Stoffel Vandoorne, Max Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg and Brendon Hartley all have power unit element penalties ranging from five to 25 points.
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All four are in the bottom half of the grid along with Lance Stroll and Kevin Magnussen, who were hit with three-place penalties for impeding other drivers in qualifying.
The penalties are great news for Sauber. Despite qualifying on the final row of the grid, Marcus Ericsson will start P13 with Pascal Wehrlein in 15th place.
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Valtteri Bottas
4 Daniel Ricciardo
5 Kimi Räikkönen
6 Esteban Ocon
7 Carlos Sainz
8 Fernando Alonso
9 Sergio Perez
10 Felipe Massa
11 Daniil Kvyat
12 Romain Grosjean
13 Marcus Ericsson
14 Stoffel Vandoorne *
15 Pascal Wehrlein
16 Lance Stroll **
17 Max Verstappen ***
18 Kevin Magnussen **
19 Nico Hulkenberg ****
20 Brendon Hartley *****
* five-place power unit element change
** three-place impeding penalty
*** 15-place power unit element change
**** 20-place power unit element change
***** 25-place power unit element change
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