No, that is the Windows standard. The UEFI spec says it should be first, but Windows has its recovery (really repair) as the first partition.
Windows needs all those partitions.
Microsoft suggested partitions including reserved partition for gpt & UEFI:
Older Windows info on gpt - 2008 updated 2011
Post your link to BootInfo report. Do you have secure boot on or off. Some only boot with it on and you have to have downloaded the signed version of grub and the kernel for it to work.
It looks like you have an UltraBook which adds issue due to the RAID used by Intel SRT and you will need Bumblebee.
Lenovo Z580 laptop
See post #29 on removing Battery to get it to reset & boot Ubuntu.
Lenovo Ideapad Y500 LiveUSB Problem
lenovo u310 - install to SSD
Lenovo IdeaCentre K410 Pentium 64-bit
Discovered that on my Lenovo, if I press F12 repeatedly on startup, it takes me into a Boot Order menu. If I select Windows there, it boots into Windows. I also found that to get into BIOS at startup on my Lenovo tower, you press F1 rather than the F2 I'm used to on other computers.