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Vettel takes new engine, gearbox ahead of Singapore GP

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Ferrari has made use of Sebastian Vettel’s miserable qualifying session in Singapore by changing a number of components on his car ahead of Sunday’s Formula 1 race.

A rear anti-roll bar failure during Q1 left Vettel 22nd on the grid for the race at Marina Bay, prompting Ferrari to trigger a number of penalties by taking new parts.

Just as Mercedes made use of Lewis Hamilton’s last-place start in Belgium to hoard extra parts for the remainder of the season, Ferrari has taken a new internal combustion engine, turbocharger, MGU-H and gearbox on Vettel’s car ahead of the race in Singapore.

Teams are limited to using just five of these parts throughout the season, making additional parts of great use heading into the final rounds of 2016.

The FIA confirmed ahead of the race in Singapore that Ferrari had made the changes on Vettel’s car, leaving him with a 25-place grid penalty.

However, as he is due to start last anyway, the penalty will have no impact on Vettel’s starting position while freeing up additional components for the remainder of the season.

The FIA also confirmed that Haas had changed the gearbox on Romain Grosjean’s car following his qualifying crash, dropping him five places on the grid.

The Singapore Grand Prix is live on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app from 7am ET on Sunday.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold