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Engine penalties for both Williams 06 May 2006

Mark Webber (AUS) Williams FW28.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, European Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Nurburgring, Germany, 6 May 2006

Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg will both drop ten places on the grid for Sunday’s European Grand Prix after Williams decided to change the engines on their cars ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session.

A problem with discovered with Webber’s Cosworth V8 during Saturday’s final practice at the Nurburgring and the team subsequently opted to also change Rosberg’s engine as a precautionary measure.

The only consolation for the drivers is that Cosworth have taken the opportunity to fit the first of their upgraded 'Series 4' engines, which should provide improved pace for qualifying.

Rosberg and Webber finished 11th and 14th respectively in this morning’s practice session. Williams' third driver Alexander Wurz topped the Friday times.