Sergio Perez is the latest driver to be handed a grid penalty before the Italian Grand Prix after Force India decided to change his gearbox. The Mexican qualified in eleventh place on Saturday but was set to start in eighth place due to penalties for other drivers.
Perez is now the ninth driver to suffer from a grid penalty this weekend, and due to the lengthy list of drivers with penalties, he will line up in tenth place later today despite taking a penalty worth five positions on the grid.
There is growing unrest from many fans over penalties this weekend, as Lewis Hamilton will be the only driver to start the race from where he qualified. A number of solutions are being discussed to figure out a better way to deal with teams changing engine parts.
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