Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton hit with grid penalty

2013-04-20 12:02:00

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Hamilton hit with grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton has been slapped with a five-place grid penalty after Mercedes changed his gearbox....

Lewis Hamilton has been slapped with a five-place grid penalty after Mercedes changed his gearbox.


Final practice did not end on the best of notes for Hamilton as the Mercedes driver suffered a rear-left tyre failure as the chequered flag was waved.

This damaged his W04's suspension resulting in Hamilton, who had been fifth quickest - 0.208s off the pace - limping back into the pits.

Mercedes were forced to repair the left corner of the car while the gearbox will also have to be replaced.

As such Hamilton will incur a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's 57-lap Bahrain Grand Prix.

The sun rises as Raikkonen puts in his first lap of the morning

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