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Force India hopes hit by Ocon Brazilian GP grid penalty

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Force India hopes hit by Ocon Brazilian GP grid penalty
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Nov 9, 2018, 10:42 PM

Esteban Ocon will take a grid penalty in the Brazilian Grand Prix as the Racing Point Force India Formula 1 team has opted to change his gearbox. 

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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Series Formula 1
Event Brazilian GP
Drivers Esteban Ocon
Teams Racing Point Force India
Author Scott Mitchell