Pic gets gearbox penalty

Pic gets gearbox penalty

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Pic gets gearbox penalty

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Charles Pic will start the German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after being handed a five-place grid penalty for changing a part in his gearbox.

The Caterham driver had qualified 19th at the Nurburgring, but his team replaced a gearbox layshaft on his car ahead of the race.

As the part was not in the list of components that can be replaced without a breach of the rules, the stewards have had to move him back down the grid.

Pic’s penalty means countryman Jules Bianchi’s Marussia will now lead the back-of-the-field pack away.

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