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.
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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