Motor racing-Alonso handed 35-place grid penalty for engine change

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By Abhishek Takle SUZUKA, Japan, Oct 7 (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso will start this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix from the back of the grid after the Spaniard picked up a 35-place penalty when the team's mechanics fitted his car with a fresh power unit on Friday night. The team broke curfew -- during which members associated with the operation of the car must leave the track -- after the engine the double world champion used on the opening day of ...

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