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Pic set for engine-change penalty 12 Oct 2012

Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Korean Grand Prix, Practice, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday, 12 October 2012

Marussia’s Charles Pic will become the first driver in 2012 to pick up an engine-change penalty this weekend when he drops 10 places on the grid for Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix.

Drivers are allowed to use eight engines over the course of a season, but Marussia are to install Pic’s ninth Cosworth V8 of the year ahead of Saturday’s final practice session at Yeongam.

“We plan to fit a new engine to Charles’ car this evening in the knowledge that, as his ninth engine of the season, we will incur a 10-place grid penalty on Sunday,” team principal John Booth confirmed on Friday.

Frenchman Pic finished 21st in Friday’s second practice session, half a second down on 20th-placed team mate Timo Glock.

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