Engine penalty for Barrichello - updated 07 Apr 2007
Hondas Rubens Barrichello will start Sundays Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid following an unscheduled engine change ahead of qualifying.
Barrichello hit problems with his race car at the start of Saturdays session, forcing the Brazilian to switch to the spare RA107. Unfortunately the team did not have time to transfer his race engine, hence he incurs a ten-place grid penalty.
Red Bulls David Coulthard had also been expected to drop to the back after the V8 on his RB3 was replaced. However, subsequent clarification revealed the change was made before practice started and was hence legal, as Coulthard did not finish at the last round in Australia. The Scot will start from 13th place.