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Grid penalty for Grosjean

Romain Grosjean to take a five place grid penalty in Austin
Romain Grosjean will drop five places on the grid for the United States Grand Prix after being forced into a gearbox change before the session.

The Frenchman was restricted to just eleven laps in the final practice session on Saturday morning due to an issue with the gearbox on his Lotus, meaning he failed to get time on track on the medium compound Pirelli tyre.

As a result of the issue, Lotus has now been forced into a gearbox change ahead of qualifying which will result in Grosjean dropping five places on the grid.

Sergio Perez however has escaped a penalty following his clash with the Marussia of Charles Pic during FP3, with stewards deeming the collision to be a 'racing incident' after speaking to both drivers.

Perez had already been in trouble for impeding Timo Glock in the other Marussia during Friday's running.


Tagged as: United States , Lotus , Grosjean

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