Abu Dhabi: Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend`s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday.
The Frenchman was handed the sanction for exceeding his allocation of power unit components for the season.
With only 20 cars taking part in Saturday`s qualifying for the season-ending race, Grosjean is sure to start at the back of the field at Yas Marina but that will not be the end of the matter.
Race stewards said in a statement that any remaining positions beyond that will be replaced with time, drive-through or stop and go penalties applied depending on where he qualified.
So if Grosjean were to qualify 15th, he would drop five places and also have to serve a drive-through penalty.