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The provisional sprint race grid for the Austrian Grand Prix

Sergio Perez is, at current, the one change to the beginning grid for the Austrian Grand Prix dash race.

The Mexican driver completed Friday’s qualifying with the fourth quickest time solely to be investigated by the stewards for a doable monitor restrict infringement in Q2.

They decided he had certainly executed so at Flip 8, relegating the Purple Bull driver to thirteenth on the grid.

“Perez left the monitor at Flip 8 on his final flying lap of Q2, simply earlier than the top of the session,” the report from the stewards said.

“As this was not recognized till the second earlier than Q3 began, the lap was not deleted earlier than the beginning of Q3 and Perez began Q3. This can be a consequence of getting many conditions to look at in every session. The video was clear and there’s no doubt of the breach, which the workforce admitted.”

They went onto clarify why P13.

“The same old penalty is deleting the lap time involved and the stewards order the identical penalty right here,” continued the report.

“Nevertheless, as a consequence, the motive force wouldn’t have proceeded into Q3 and due to this fact, in equity to all the opposite opponents, the stewards order all of the lap instances for Q3 for the motive force are also deleted.”

His team-mate Max Verstappen will line up on pole place forward of the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz whereas Perez’s demotion elevates George Russell to the second row in fourth place.

The provisional beginning grid

Max Verstappen Purple Bull Racing
Charles Leclerc Ferrari
Carlos Sainz Ferrari
George Russell Mercedes
Esteban Ocon Alpine
Kevin Magnussen Haas
Mick Schumacher Haas
Fernando Alonso Alpine
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri
Alex Albon Williams
Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
Sergio Perez Purple Bull Racing
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
Lando Norris McLaren
Daniel Ricciardo McLaren
Lance Stroll Aston Martin
Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
Nicholas Latifi Williams
Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin


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