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Five-place grid penalty for Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton will only be able to start Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix no higher than P6 after picking up a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

According to Mercedes, the Brit picked up a hydraulic leak at the Australian Grand Prix and was fortunate to finish the race with it, and mechanics have been unable to repair the gearbox for it to last a six-race cycle.
Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas has also changed his gearbox for this weekend, but as he picked up his gearbox change penalty in Australia following his qualifying crash, he is permitted a free change for this weekend's race.


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