• Canadian Grand Prix

Webber takes five-place grid penalty

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber was demoted five places after changing his gearbox © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber will not start from the front row of the grid at the Canadian Grand Prix, after Red Bull decided to change his gearbox on Sunday morning.

As a result his had been issued with a five-place penalty and will now start the race from seventh place. His Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel moves up to second, with Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Tonio Liuzzi and Felipe Massa being promoted as well.

The team decided to replace the gearbox so as not to take any unnecessary risks with the championship leader's car.