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Force India hopes hit by Ocon Brazilian GP grid penalty

Force India hopes hit by Ocon Brazilian GP grid penalty

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/force-india-ocon-grid-penalty/3211166/

The change is understood to be precautionary and based on data observed during the previous race in Mexico. It will trigger a five-place grid drop because Ocon finished the Mexican GP, in 11th, and his gearbox has not completed six races.

Ocon was 10th-fastest at the end of Friday practice at Interlagos, where his team is trying to score enough points to overhaul McLaren for sixth in the constructors’ championship. 

McLaren holds a 15-point lead after Ocon’s team-mate Sergio Perez retired from the Mexican GP, a double-whammy for Force India as it elevated McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne into a higher points-paying position. 

Ocon is not the only driver to have a gearbox change in Brazil, but the others are all penalty-free.

Lewis Hamilton, Lance Stroll and Kevin Magnussen move onto a fresh ’box after completing six GPs with the previous unit. 

Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz Jr retired in Mexico so are able to take a new gearbox without sanction. Ricciardo will take a five-place penalty, however, for taking a new turbo.

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via Motorsport.com – Formula 1 – Stories https://www.motorsport.com/F1/news/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-F1&utm_term=News&utm_content=www

November 10, 2018 at 01:52AM
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