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F1 Japanese GP: Wehrlein hit with grid penalty

Pascal Wehrlein lands a grid penalty for a gearbox change on his Manor ahead of qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Pascal Wehrlein has been hit with a grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix after his Manor team was forced to change his gearbox overnight.

The British team broke its curfew as it investigated issues with Wehrlein's MRT05, eventually changing the gearbox to necessitate at least a five-place grid penalty that will be confirmed in due course.

Wehrlein, who was 21st fastest in third free practice, became only the second driver to score a top ten finish in a Manor after finishing tenth in the Austrian Grand Prix.



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07.10.2016 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
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Australian Grand Prix FP2 long run graphic [credit: Crash.net]
Australian Grand Prix FP2 long run graphic [credit: Crash.net]
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
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24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36 and Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 1, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber F1 Team.
23.03.2017.
The helmet of Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber F1 Team.
23.03.2017.
The helmet of Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber F1 Team.
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The helmet of Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber F1 Team.
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