Pastor Maldonado will lose 10 places on the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as he will be forced to use his ninth engine of the season.
The Williams team said on Tuesday that due to the damage his engine suffered in India because of a gearbox failure, Maldonado will be unable to use that power unit again. Therefore Williams will forced to use a ninth engine for the Venezuelan in the following race in Abu Dhabi.
Teams are limited to eight engines per season, meaning Maldonado will be hit with a 10-place grid penalty in the Yas Marina event.
Teammate Rubens Barrichello will be using his eighth engine of the season in Abu Dhabi.