Mercedes' Michael Schumacher will start this afternoon's Bahrain Grand Prix from 22nd on the grid after having his gearbox changed this morning. He is the fifth driver to take such a penalty this year under the five-race gearbox rule.
Schumacher had failed to make it past Q1 during qualifying yesterday afternoon, putting him 18th on the grid, before being promoted to 17th when Pastor Maldonado took a similar five-place penalty. Schumacher's own mandatory five-place penalty for the gearbox change therefore drops him to 22nd.
Schumacher's penalty is good news for Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne, Caterham's Vitaly Petrov, Marussia's Charles Pic, HRT's Pedro de la Rosa and Williams' Pastor Maldonado, all of whom gain a place on the grid.
The provisional starting grid for this afternoon's race can be found here.