Webber receives grid penalty at Hockenheim
21 July 2012 – Mark Webber will receive a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's German Grand Prix. Red Bull Racing had to change his gearbox overnight, automatically handing the winner of last week's British Grand Prix with the punishment.
Following Friday's free practice sessions at Hockenheim, Red Bull discovered a problem with the unit. To stay safe the team decided to change the car's gearbox ahead of Saturday's hour-long free practice session.
Webber becomes the third possible pole candidate to receive the penalty, as Lotus’ Romain Grosjean and Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg have also changed gearboxes.