Romain Grosjean has received a five-place grid penalty as he will need a new gearbox. The problems with his old one occurred during the British Grand Prix. The penalty will cost him five grid places in the German Grand Prix, which means he needs a good pace in qualifying.
Lotus Technical Director James Allison said: “It was a gearbox problem and we are very fortunate that Romain did not have the problem earlier in the race. Unfortunately for Romain it means he will take a five place grid penalty at Hockenheim, but he certainly showed at Silverstone that dropping down the order will not stop him challenging at the sharp end.”
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