Five-place grid drop for Grosjean
Lotus driver forced to change gearbox ahead of German GP
By William Esler. Last Updated: 13/07/12 3:10pm
Romain Grosjean: Will take a five place grid drop at the German Grand Prix
Romain Grosjean will take a five-place grid drop at next weekend's German Grand Prix after being forced to change the gearbox on his Lotus.
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The Frenchman suffered problems with his gearbox on the final lap of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where he finished sixth.
The team's Technical Director James Ellison confirmed that the problem would necessitate a change, but does not expect it to have a major impact on Grosjean's weekend.
"It was a gearbox problem and we are very fortunate that Romain didn't have the problem earlier in the race," Ellison said.
"Unfortunately for Romain it means he'll take a five place grid penalty at Hockenheim, but he certainly showed at Silverstone that dropping down the order won't stop him challenging at the sharp end."