F1 » Webber hit by grid penalty for gearbox change


Mark Webber's hopes of closing the gap on the championship leader have been hit by news that he will lose five places on the starting grid at Spa, following an out-of-sequence gearbox change.

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jose - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 9:23 PM

Yep Webber is really screwed..I never liked that rule about gearbox
replacement be changed. What it really dose, it kills competition.
I was looking for Webber to in the fight among the top five.
The guy has suffered some strange negative happenings this season.
Maybe Mark should think about getting a larger 'Rabbit Foot' ,
might help...

Badman, Jose

RB7ate9 - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 10:28 PM

I have confidence in RBR, MW, and the RB8 for Spa.

Bear in mind, last year, he had a TERRIBLE start that dropped him back tons of places, but he was able to hang in there to get the 2nd step behind Vettel (not to mention the pass on Alonso through Eau Rouge).

At this point, RBR needs to put a lot of focus on getting Webber/Vettel to be fastest in quali (to end up 6th at best) and allow the team and the drivers to get maximum points. The car can be good when it needs to be, they have the drivers, now they just need to hunker-down through the penalty. Now let's go racing!

Dude - Unregistered

August 31, 2012 11:20 PM

Knew this would happen again. Nice one dr Marko and red bull. Last three races there has been a little mechanical gremlin that's affected webber. It's all a little bit stinky to me.

Harold - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 12:22 AM

The really stupid thing about this rule is that it does not save any money.

People who actually think that the 5 million saved on gearbox's, is not instantly spent on aero, new simulator equipment or any number of other things are as thick as the rule itself.

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