The official account of the Sauber on Twitter confirmed the replacement of the gearbox on a C36 Antonio Giovinazzi.
Last preps here in the garage 🛠 there will be a grid penalty for Antonio due to a gear box change (+5 positions) #ChineseGP #F1 #AG36 pic.twitter.com/PyQ5ptBri1
— Sauber F1 Team (@SauberF1Team) 9 APR 2017
At the end of the first segment of qualifying, the Italian skidded at the exit of the last turn and crashed into a barrier.
Antonio Giovinazzi: I apologized to the team for the accident
After researching machines, it became apparent that as a result of the impact was damaged CAT, the replacement of which will result in five places penalty on the grid.
The qualification Giovinazzi finished in 15th place, and the race will start from 18th position on the grid, as fines after the qualification received Romain Grosjean and Jolyon Palmer.
Romain Grosjean and Jolyon Palmer will lose five places at the start
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