Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012

Rosberg also handed gearbox change penalty

2012 Belgian Grand Prix

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Spa-Francorchamps, 2012Nico Rosberg will receive a five-place penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Rosberg stopped with a gearbox problem during the final practice session. The team confirmed the unit will have to be replaced, earning him a five-place grid penalty.

Rosberg becomes the second driver to collect a gearbox change penalty this weekend, joining Mark Webber.

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3 comments on “Rosberg also handed gearbox change penalty”

  1. Having a fully functional gearbox is a bonus these days. If I was a team principal I’d assume I have a 5 place penalty for the race and if not, great!

    1. @andrewtanner I’d be surprised if most team principals didn’t have a Plan B just for occasions like this :)

  2. I knew this come…

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