Formula 1 - Pic sent to back of grid after gearbox part switch

Caterham's Charles Pic will start the German Grand Prix from the back of the grid after receiving a five-place penalty for changing a part in his car's gearbox, the FIA said in a statement on Sunday.


The Frenchman qualified 19th but will now start from 22nd at the Nuerburgring, behind Marussia's Max Chilton.

The gearbox layshaft was not a part that can be replaced without a breach of the rules, meaning the stewards had to impose the mandatory penalty.

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