Engine penalty for Barrichello

Honda's Rubens Barrichello and will suffer the 10 place grid demotion penalty due to an engine change for qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Brazilian will drop from 19th to the back row of the grid. Barrichello had to switch to the ...

Honda's Rubens Barrichello and will suffer the 10 place grid demotion penalty due to an engine change for qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Brazilian will drop from 19th to the back row of the grid.

Barrichello had to switch to the spare car prior to qualifying due to a gearbox problem on his race car. He had a difficult time as the spare was not set up for him and didn't make it past the first session.

"Starting from the back of the grid tomorrow I can only see what opportunities arise in the race and that is the best we can expect," he said.

Red Bull's David Coulthard also had an engine change but it was before Saturday's practice session so he will not incur the penalty.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , David Coulthard