Webber handed grid penalty for gearbox change at Spa 1 September, 2012 Sep.1 (Reuters) Formula One title contender Mark Webber will have a five-place penalty on the starting grid for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after an unscheduled gearbox change, his Red Bull team has confirmed. The Australian is second overall in the championship and 40 points behind Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso, with nine races remaining. The penalty will be a boost for his Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel, the reigning champion who won from pole at Spa last year and is third overall and two points behind Webber, as well as Alonso. Webber has suffered no retirements this season but has endured reliability problems whereas double champion Alonso could chalk up a record-equalling 24th successive points finish on Sunday. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsVettel to get another new chassis for MonzaHorner: We never realised just how good Daniel isRicciardo: We will keep fightingRed Bull: A phenomenal performance to get our 50th winRicciardo: We’ve setup the car for a dry raceVettel: We know we are down on powerRed Bull: A tremendous job by both driversDan does the ice bucket challengeRed Bull: There’s a lot of boxes to be tickedEngine quota penalty looms for Vettel McLaren Fan Marko inspired punishment for not being Seb?