Sato hit by Shanghai grid penalty 28 Sep 2006
Takuma Satos Chinese Grand Prix has not got off to the greatest of starts after news that the Super Aguri team will be changing the engine on his car. It means the Japanese star is set to drop ten places on the grid for Sundays race.
Sato had been due to continue using the Honda V8 he ran at the last round in Italy, but the discovery of an undisclosed problem has prompted the team to replace the engine ahead of Fridays first practice in Shanghai.
Super Aguri are still hoping to score a point in their debut season. Their best finish to date has been Satos 12th place in the Australian Grand Prix back in April.