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Vettel's struggles mount, hit with five-place grid penalty

For the second time in two days, defending champion Sebastian Vettel had to walk away from his malfunctioning Red Bull and watch Lewis Hamilton speed by in his Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton blazed to his fourth pole position in five races this season on Saturday after a faulty gearbox left Vettel without power in his RB10 with just under ten minutes to go in qualifying. Vettel qualified tenth for Sunday's race but will start 15th after he was handed a five-place grid penalty following a gearbox change, which he had hoped wasn’t damaged. He appeared to be running well through the early practice session and the first two periods of qualifying, but he was soon in trouble...
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