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Webber hit by gearbox grid penalty 13 Jun 2010

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 12 June 2010 Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, Friday, 11 June 2010

Mark Webber will drop five places on the grid for this afternoon’s Canadian Grand Prix due to a gearbox change on his Red Bull car. Webber, who had qualified second alongside polesitter Lewis Hamilton, will now start seventh.

Red Bull opted to change the RB6’s box as a precautionary measure. It means that Webber’s team mate Sebastian Vettel, originally third on the grid, now joins Hamilton’s McLaren on the front row.

The others to benefit from Webber’s misfortune are Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, McLaren’s Jenson Button, Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, moving up to third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.