Grid penalty for Di Resta
Force India driver will drop five-places on the grid after gearbox change
By William Esler. Last Updated: 08/09/12 11:13am
Paul di Resta: Will take a five-place grid drop after gearbox change
Paul di Resta has been hit with a five-place grid penalty after Force India were forced to change his gearbox ahead of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
The FIA regulations state that a gearbox must now last five consecutive races - provided the driver finishes each event.
The Mercedes engine has looked strong at Monza this weekend, and the British driver was hopeful of another points finish, after taking 10th place at the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend.
However, the penalty now means the Scot will start sixth at best for Sunday's race.