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. Related NewsTeenager Verstappen the big talking point at SpaBelgian Grand Prix: Red Bull preview SpaVettel: My weakness is that I am very stubborn and sometimes too stubbornVettel: We had massive pace and could control the race until the endRed Bull: Great to get a victory to start the second half of the seasonRed Bull: The boys did a tremendous jobPirelli investigating cause of Vettel tyre failureRed Bull: It was a day of tricky conditions to get the setup rightWebber says the ‘first lap nutcase’ has atoned for his wayward drivingRicciardo: I still haven’t gotten the phone call, it so it’s still a bit up for grabs McLaren Fan Marko inspired punishment for not being Seb?