Perez added to Italian GP grid penalty list
Sergio Perez will move back five places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Force India car.
The Mexican had qualified 11th, but had been set to start eighth thanks to a number of drivers ahead of him moving back down the order because of engine change penalties.
But on a weekend when there has been a growing farce over grid penalties – with Perez becoming the ninth driver to be moved back – the Mexican is expected to line up 10th.
There has been a growing frustration among fans about the extent of grid penalties this weekend, with a host of teams making both engine and gearbox changes.
Heading into the weekend, F1 chief Ross Brawn said that discussions were taking place with the FIA to find a way that did not upset fans so much – as he felt the grid penalty situation was out of control.
“I know you can say if a car breaks down in a race that's a technical issue and you've affected the race, but I think the fans understand that,” Brawn told Motorsport.com
"For a fan to stomach that his hero is on the back of the grid because he had to change the engine, that's not great sport.
"We've got to find a solution to that, either through a different form of penalty or to remove the penalty altogether and just live with the problem that it was trying to fix."
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