Gearbox penalty for Grosjean

Date published: July 30 2016

Romain Grosjean faces a five-place grid penalty for the German GP after a gearbox problem in FP3.

The Haas driver made a mistake at Turn 3 in final practice that resulted in him spinning off the track.

Although he kept the engine running, he reported a gearbox problem and crawled back to the pits with his VF16 stuck in fourth gear.

Haas confirmed the gearbox problem, tweet that a “gearbox change is in order.”

As such Grosjean will be slapped with an automatic five-place grid penalty.

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