Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Bahrain, 2012

Schumacher to start 22nd after gearbox change penalty

2012 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Bahrain, 2012Michael Schumacher will start today’s race from 22nd on the grid after the team decided to change his gearbox.

Schumacher will receive a five-place penalty for changing the unit, as drivers are required to use the same gearbox for five consecutive races.

He will share row 11 of the grid with Pastor Maldonado, who also has a gearbox change penalty.

Meanwhile Jean-Eric Vergne will not receive a penalty for missing the weighbridge during yesterday’s qualifying session after the stewards chose to issue a reprimand.

See the updated Bahrain Grand Prix grid.

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