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F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Vettel lands five-place grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel lands a five-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix after being forced to take a gearbox change.
Sebastian Vettel has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix following a gearbox change.

Scrutineering in the wake of the European Grand Prix revealed Vettel had picked up debris in his gearbox, forcing Ferrari to make a change ahead of schedule for reliability reasons.

The gearbox change would prevent Ferrari from giving its revised 'halo' a second track run during free practice at the Red Bull Ring. The first time the controversial cockpit protection device has been seen since its first reveal in March, the latest prototype features a titanium structure and modified dimensions.

Nevertheless, the 'Halo' did undergo static testing, such as driver extraction, at the request of the FIA as it continues evaluation for a potential 2017 introduction.



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Leo1

July 01, 2016 12:42 PM

I really don't like penalties put on the driver for the car having issues. Give a fine to the team or something. I'm not a Vettel fan, but this is just plain stupid! I wish teams that have issues with gearbox or engine hold back the car from the race, to avoid penalties. Soon there won't be many cars on the grid...



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