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Grid penalties for Glock, Di Grassi, Petrov, Chandhok 08 May 2010

Timo Glock (GER) Virgin Racing VR-01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, 8 May 2010

The Virgin cars of Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi will both drop five places on the grid for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix due to a procedural infringement of the rules by the team. Renault's Vitaly Petrov and HRT’s Karun Chandhok are also set to take identical penalties for unscheduled gearbox changes.

Virgin failed to notify the FIA of the gearbox ratios they will use for the remainder of the weekend within the required two hours of the end of Friday practice, thus breaching the regulations and prompting the stewards' action.

Petrov damaged his Renault when he crashed in Saturday morning's final practice session, prompting the team to swap out his gearbox ahead of qualifying.