Pic picks up penalty

  • Last Updated: October 12 2012, 13:13 BST

Marussia's Charles Pic will take a 10-place grid penalty at this weekend's Korean Grand Prix after exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

Charles Pic: Grid penalty

Under current regulations each driver is only allowed to use eight engines over the course of a season.

The Frenchman had already used his full allocation, so the team's decision to fit his car with a new Cosworth powerplant ahead of Saturday's qualifying means he must serve a penalty.

In reality the punishment will make little difference to Pic's weekend as his best qualifying of the season to date was 19th on the 24-car grid in Bahrain.

Team principal John Booth said: "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."