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Belgian GP :: Webber gets five-place grid penalty

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Mark Webber gets five-place grid penalty for Belgian Grand Prix Sunday race, for the reason that of a gearbox changes.

Webber experienced the same reason at German Grand Prix for changing his gear box set. The Australian has now second place in drivers’ championship behind the Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Formula 1 governing body FIA issued a statement that, Webber will change the unit before the start of practice three on Saturday, will lead to a five-place penalty.

“The above driver [Webber] did finish the last race in Budapest and this gearbox change was before the five consecutive events expired,” it said.

“Seb [Vettel] lost a lot of points in Valencia. I’ve lost a lot of points a few times too, so we’ve had a bit of friendly fire within our own operation, but generally we always grab something at the end. Generally that’s down to the quality of the team.” Webber said about the 2012 Red Bull Racing’s consistency performance.


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