Monaco GP: Jules Bianchi hit with gearbox penalty

Jules Bianchi will start the Monaco Grand Prix from the back of the grid following a gearbox change on Sunday

Monaco GP: Jules Bianchi hit with gearbox penalty

The Marussia driver had qualified 19th, but the team discovered an issue with his gearbox last night.

With the team worried that the problem could cause a retirement, it has elected to change the gearbox - which will give him a five place penalty.

Bianchi will line up 21st on the grid, because Marcus Ericsson has to start from the pit lane after being punished for his involvement in a qualifying crash with Felipe Massa.

Revised 2014 Monaco GP grid: Pos Driver Team  1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 4. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 6. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 8. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 9. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 10. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 11. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 12. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 13. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 14. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 15. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 16. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 17. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 18. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 19. Max Chilton  Marussia-Ferrari 20. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 21. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 22. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 
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