Spanish GP: Sebastian Vettel gets five-place gearbox penalty

Sebastian Vettel will be hit with a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, Red Bull has confirmed

Spanish GP: Sebastian Vettel gets five-place gearbox penalty

The four times Formula 1 world champion was classified 10th in qualifying after being hit with a gearbox problem early in Q3.

Initially, Vettel lost only second gear and attempted to continue before the problem worsened.

He stopped on track, but the team has found that the gearbox problem necessitates a change.

F1 regulations demand that drivers use their gearbox for six consecutive events, with the five-place grid penalty the consequence of the need to change the gearbox.

This means he will be relegated to 15th place on the grid, behind Kevin Magnussen's McLaren.

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