The FIA has published an amended provisional grid for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix in the wake of the penalties handed out to four drivers.

The biggest beneficiaries are the two Lotus drivers of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli, who each gain three grid spots from their respective 16th and 18th original grid positions.

The penalties for Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg were already documented, and these see the Mercedes GP pairing drop from 11th to 21st and 12th to 17th respectively.

However, Rosberg’s 17th-placed penalty becomes a 14th-placed grid slot when the three- and five-place penalties dished out to Sébastien Buemi and Timo Glock for blocking competitors during qualifying are factored in.

The adjusted grid can be viewed below:

  Driver   Team  
1. Mark Webber AUS Red Bull Renault  
2. Lewis Hamilton GBR McLaren Mercedes  
3. Robert Kubica POL Renault  
4. Sebastian Vettel DEU Red Bull Renault  
5. Jenson Button GBR McLaren Mercedes  
6. Felipe Massa BRA Ferrari  
7. Rubens Barrichello BRA Williams Cosworth  
8. Adrian Sutil DEU Force India Mercedes  
9. Nico Hülkenberg DEU Williams Cosworth  
10. Fernando Alonso ESP Ferrari  
11. Jaime Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso Ferrari  
12. Vitantonio Liuzzi ITA Force India Mercedes  
13. Heikki Kovalainen FIN Lotus Cosworth  
14. Nico Rosberg DEU Mercedes GP *
15. Jarno Trulli ITA Lotus Cosworth  
16. Sébastien Buemi SUI Toro Rosso Ferrari **
17. Kamui Kobayashi JPN Sauber Ferrari  
18. Bruno Senna BRA HRT Cosworth  
19. Sakon Yamamoto JPN HRT Cosworth  
20. Timo Glock DEU Virgin Racing Cosworth ***
21. Michael Schumacher DEU Mercedes GP ****
22. Pedro de la Rosa ESP Sauber Ferrari  
23. Lucas di Grassi BRA Virgin Racing Cosworth  
24. Vitaly Petrov RUS Renault  

* Denotes five-place penalty for gearbox change
** Denotes three-place penalty for obstructing Nico Rosberg
*** Denotes five-place penalty for obstructing Sakon Yamamoto
**** Denotes ten-place grid penalty for Hungarian GP incident

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