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Mechanical change will hamper Raikkonen

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SEPANG, Malaysia (AP)

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will be penalized five grid places at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after making an unscheduled gearbox change following the opening practice sessions.

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According to Formula One regulations, gearboxes are required to last five races.

The Finnish driver was 15th in second practice Friday ahead of the season's second race but was slowed by problems with the KERS system and the gearbox. Teammate Romain Grosjean finished the session with the ninth fastest time.

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