Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber will have to move five places down on the grid, after Saturday´s qualifying session.
Rosberg was forced to change his gearbox after the second practice session on Friday afternoon, after he finished the session in 2nd place. Rosberg looked to be strong this weekend, at least for pole, but he will now have to add five places more to his qualifying lap times. Romain Grosjean, another potential pole sitter for Sunday´s race, is equally hampered by a five-place penalty, as he had to change his gearbox after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, a fortnight ago.
And finally Mark Webber receives five places down on the grid, as his mechanics worked after hours, using one of the four exceptions of the curfew rule, in order to establish what the issue was. And it was a gearbox change for Webber as well.