United States GP: Romain Grosjean hit with gearbox penalty
|By Edd Straw||Saturday, November 17th 2012, 17:19 GMT|
Romain Grosjean will be hit with a five-place grid penalty for the United States Grand Prix thanks to a gearbox change.
Grosjean's Lotus hit gearbox trouble during Saturday morning's one-hour free practice session, losing fourth gear and forcing the team to fit a replacement unit before qualifying.
It is the second time that Grosjean has had to serve a penalty for changing his gearbox, the first coming in July's German Grand Prix.
The Frenchman had finished Friday practice at Austin in 13th position, two places behind team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the previous race in Abu Dhabi.