Wehrlein facing grid penalty

Date published: October 8 2016

Pascal Wehrlein will be slapped with a five-place grid penalty for teh Japanese Grand Prix following a gearbox change.

It was revealed on Saturday morning that Manor had fitted a new gearbox to his MR05 ahead of the final practice hour at Suzuka.

As such Wehrlein faces an automatic five-place drop on the Japanese GP grid.

The Mercedes protégé was P21 in final practice.