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F1 Canadian GP: Sainz hit with five-place grid penalty for gearbox change

Carlos Sainz has been given a five-place grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after a change his gearbox due to his qualifying shunt.
Carlos Sainz has been given a five-place grid penalty for the Canadian Grand Prix after Toro Rosso needed to change his gearbox due to his qualifying shunt.

The Spanish driver suffered a bash against the 'Wall of Champions' at the start of Q2 during qualifying and sustained damage which ruled him out of returning to action.

Initially, the required repairs were not considered to be too serve but after further investigations Toro Rosso has fitted a new gearbox.

As the gearbox had not served the minimum required six races the Spanish driver will be handed a five-place grid penalty in Canada.

After Sainz's team-mate Daniil Kvyat served a three-place grid penalty from his Monaco clash with Kevin Magnussen, Sainz had been set to start from 15th but will now start from 20th.



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