Felipe Massa is set to get a five-place grid penalty in Austin after Ferrari broke the seal on his gearbox.
It means that Fernando Alonso moves up from eighth to seventh on the grid, which not only gains him a place but puts him onto the clean side of the grid.
The team has just broken the seal, and not changed the gearbox. Article 28.6s says a penalty “will be imposed” in such circumstances.
A Ferrari spokesman tols this blog: “It’s a decision taken to maxmise the potential for Fernando at the start.”
The top 10 are now: