Pic to get engine-change penalty

Autosport

Charles Pic will incur a 10-place grid penalty for the Korean Grand Prix after his Marussia team decided to change his Cosworth engine overnight on Friday.

It is Pic's ninth engine change of the season, with 2012 regulations stating that drivers must only use eight units through the year.

"It is also appropriate at this stage to say that we plan to fit a new engine to Charles' car this evening in the knowledge that, as his ninth engine of the season, we will incur a 10-place grid penalty on Sunday," said team principal Jon Booth.

The Frenchman must now make this engine, along with the existing pre-used eight-engine quota, last for the next four and a half grands prix or accept a further penalty.

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