Perez hit with gearbox penalty

Sunday 24-November-2013 14:27

Sergio Perez will start Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix from 19th place on the grid after incurring a gearbox change penalty.

The Mexican racer, contesting his final event with McLaren, crashed during Saturday's qualifying leaving him down in 14th place.

During the team's efforts to repair his car, McLaren discovered an issue with his gearbox and therefore opted to change it.

That means Perez will drop five places to P19.

He is the only driver penalised for Sunday's season finale.

Revised Grid
01 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull
02 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
03 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
04 Mark Webber Red Bull
05 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
06 Romain Grosjean Lotus
07 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso
08 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso
09 Felipe Massa Ferrari
10 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber
11 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus
12 Paul di Resta Force India
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams
14 Jenson Button McLaren
15 Adrian Sutil Force India
16 Pastor Maldonado Williams
17 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber
18 Charles Pic Caterham
19 Sergio Perez McLaren
20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham
21 Jules Bianchi Marussia
22 Max Chilton Marussia

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