March 20, 2016 / 4:27 AM / 3 years ago

Williams' Bottas handed grid penalty for gearbox change

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has been handed a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix (0500 GMT) after an unscheduled gear box change and the Finn will now start from 16th place.

Formula One - Australia Grand Prix - Melbourne, Australia - 18/03/16 - Williams F1 driver Valtteri Bottas leaves the team pits during the first practice session at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

Valtteri’s team mate, Felipe Massa, starts from sixth on the grid, with world champion Lewis Hamilton on pole for Mercedes.

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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