Overview: Rosberg's sixth-place start
3 July 2016 – Nico Rosberg will start the Austrian Grand Prix from sixth on the grid, rather than seventh, the FIA has confirmed, despite his five-place gearbox penalty.
Rosberg qualified second at the Red Bull Ring, behind Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, and would have dropped to seventh place in normal circumstances.
However, given the system the FIA uses to set the grid, the championship leader will only drop to sixth, with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel also taking on a new gearbox.
Vettel's grid penalty was officially earned first, which sees him fall down from fourth to ninth, with Rosberg subsequently bumped from second to seventh.
After the penalties were applied, the grid was closed up, and with Vettel unable to take up fourth, Kimi Räikkönen, Daniel Ricciardo and Rosberg move forward together.
Renault's Jolyon Palmer, Manor's Rio Haryanto and Sauber's Felipe Nasr bring up the rear after they were penalised for yellow flag breaches in qualifying.
In full: Austrian Grand Prix starting grid