Michael Schumacher gets grid penalty for Bahrain GP

Updated: 22 April 2012 14:51 IST

Michael Schumacher's hopes at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix took another blow when he was hit with a five-place grid penalty ahead of the start of the race.

Manama:

Michael Schumacher's hopes at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix took another blow when he was hit with a five-place grid penalty ahead of the start of the race.

The German's Mercedes team confirmed the gearbox has been changed on the 43-year-old's car, demoting the seven-times world champion from 17th to 22nd.

The move compounds Schumacher's woes after he failed to make it out of Saturday's opening 20-minute qualifying session due to a failure with the DRS (drag reduction system).

Topics : Formula 1 Lotus Michael Schumacher Mercedes Nico Rosberg
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