Both McLaren drivers have been docked five places on the grid for blocking rival drivers in the qualifying session.
The McLaren Team were investigated after claims that they impeded Fernando Alonso and Nick Heidfeld towards the end of the session. The pair drove slowly back to the pits while other drivers were still on their fast laps. What is it with the McLaren team and their dirty tricks!
After several hours the stewards decided that the pair did indeed deserve to be punished. The team are apparently not going to appeal.
Kovalainen, who blocked Heidfeld and Alonso, will go back to eighth on the grid while his team mate Hamilton, who blocked Heidfeld will start in one place behind him in ninth.
Reminded me of this great little clip;
Here is the revised Grid for tomorrow’s race;
1. Massa Ferrari 2. Raikkonen Ferrari 3. Trulli Toyota 4. Kubica BMW Sauber 5. Heidfeld BMW Sauber 6. Webber Red Bull-Renault 7. Alonso Renault 8. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes * 9. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes * 10. Glock Toyota 11. Button Honda 12. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 13. Piquet Renault 14. Barrichello Honda 15. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 17. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 18. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 19. Sato Super Aguri-Honda 20. Sutil Force India-Ferrari 21. Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 22. Nakajima Williams-Toyota ** * Penalised for blocking ** Penalised for his crash his Australia