Romain Grosjean's hopes of making an impact in the Monaco Grand Prix have been dealt a blow after being handed a five place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

The Frenchman has scored in each of the last three races, but faces a task to do so around the twisty, winding streets of Monte Carlo after Lotus was forced to change the gearbox on the E23.

Grosjean has an indifferent record in Monaco, with a best finish of eighth place coming in 2014 - one of just two points' scoring results of last season.

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