Bahrain Grand Prix : Lewis Hamilton Gearbox Penalty

Lewis Hamilton handed gearbox penalty ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying

Unfortunate news from the AMG Mercedes GP team as Lewis Hamilton receives a gearbox penalty ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton gearbox penalty : : Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton incurs a 5 place grid penalty as a result of a gearbox change. © 2013 AMG Mercedes GP

Hamilton suffered rear tyre delamination at the end of FP3 causing suspension and gearbox damage. The Mercedes mechanics now face a race against time to repair the damaged W04 race car before Qualifying 1 in under an hour.

As a result of changing the gearbox in Hamilton’s Mercedes the British driver will suffer a 5 place grid penalty for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton joins Mark Webber and Esteban Gutierrez who both picked up grid penalties at the Chinese Grand Prix one week ago.

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Comments

  1. [...] Multiple tyre failures at the Bahrain Grand Prix were the latest problems for Pirelli, forcing a 5 place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton and multiple pitstops for Felipe Massa during the Grand Prix due to [...]

  2. [...] A spin by Lewis Hamilton and a tyre delamination on the Force India of Paul di Resta were notable points in the session. Further question marks will be asked of Pirelli as the tyre delamination seemed very similar to the problems seen by Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain. [...]

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