Tough call for Kimi in Sepang

2012-03-24 08:04

SEPANG, Malaysia - Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will be penalised five grid places at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after making an unscheduled gearbox change after the opening practice sessions.

According to Formula 1 regulations, gearboxes are required to last five races.

The Finnish driver was 15th in second practice Friday but was slowed by problems with the kers system and the gearbox. Team mate Romain Grosjean finished the session with the ninth-fastest time.