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Gearbox penalties for Senna and De la Rosa 23 Sep 2012

Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams FW34.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Saturday, 22 September 2012 Pedro De La Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula One Team HRT F112.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Saturday, 22 September 2012

Williams’ Bruno Senna has joined HRT’s Pedro de la Rosa in taking a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s Singapore race, thanks to an unscheduled gearbox change. Gearboxes are required to last five consecutive Grands Prix.

De la Rosa’s change was made ahead of final practice, but Senna’s was only needed after damage sustained in qualifying when he hit the wall in the latter stages of Q1. Williams confirmed the penalty on Sunday afternoon at Marina Bay.

Senna, who had been 17th in the final qualifying results, will now start from 22nd on the grid, while De la Rosa’s penalty makes no difference to his starting position after he qualified in last place on Saturday.

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