Grosjean handed five-place penalty

2012 United States Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2012Romain Grosjean will be moved back five places on the grid for the United States Grand Prix.

Lotus changed Grosjean’s gearbox following the third practice session at the Circuit of the Americas.

As Grosjean has not completed five consecutive events with the same gearbox he will receive an automatic five-place grid penalty.

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12 comments on Grosjean handed five-place penalty

  1. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 17th November 2012, 19:55

    So now Alonso moves to the good side…

  2. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 17th November 2012, 19:56

    He did well to qualify 4th in the first place !
    So, just out of curiosity, did he outqualify Raikkonen or not ?

  3. Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 17th November 2012, 19:59

    Just noticed the Angry Birds sponsor on the side of Grosjean’s car. Maybe that’s why he’s been smashing into everyone! :-)

    • Eggry (@eggry) said on 17th November 2012, 20:16

      Whici Angry Birds is real? Lotus? Or Heikki? It seems like another brand name row is hear! :D

    • Abnash (@abnash) said on 17th November 2012, 20:38

      While the Angry Birds sponsoring is not a permanent feature on the E20, the last time it was seen was in Monaco and we all know how Grosjean did there :)

      • Kimi4WDC said on 18th November 2012, 9:49

        Yeah, Alonso forced him into Schumi and with some of his luck, escaped unhurt. Alonso better watch his space, his luck is not as great at the moment :D

  4. Jayfreese (@) said on 17th November 2012, 21:06

    @abnash Yes we know he’s been squeezed by Alonso & Schumacher. What’s your relevance? A dark force one? :)

    • Abnash (@abnash) said on 18th November 2012, 7:56

      Just the bad luck that came that race, Grosjeans misfortune and Raikkonens lack of pace and losing a place when Perez dangerously entered the pits. Both Lotuses (Lotii?) suffered as soon as the bird came, directly after the good result of Canada

  5. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 18th November 2012, 13:04

    F1 gearbox manufacturers will be posting record high profits this year.

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