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Engine penalty for Kovalainen 09 Jun 2007

Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Renault.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 9 June 2007

Renault's Heikki Kovalainen will drop ten places on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix after a rare engine failure in Saturday's final practice.

Kovalainen's misfortune brought practice to a halt for over 15 minutes after oil dropped from his R27 covered a large section of Montreal's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

The Finn now faces an uphill battle in qualifying if he is to achieve a grid slot sufficient to keep him in contention for points on Sunday afternoon.