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New Gearbox Drops Hamilton 5-Grid Places

Australia Final Practice Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will take a 5-place grid drop on Sunday’s race for the Chinese Grand Prix after a gearbox change.

This after Mercedes examined his gearbox after the Bahrain Grand Prix and found it had taken some damage. To be on the safe side Mercedes decided to replace his gearbox to give him the best change at a shot at victory on Sunday.

The team decided that it would be less of a risk to take the penalty early in the season and in China where there are many overtaking opportunities for Hamilton to make up places.

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2017 Malaysian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 22:00Friday 03:00Friday 05:00Friday 11:00
Free Practice 2Friday 02:00Friday 07:00Friday 09:00Friday 15:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 02:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 04:00Saturday 09:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 17:00
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2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Lewis Hamilton263
2 Sebastian Vettel235
3 Valtteri Bottas212
4 Daniel Ricciardo162
5 Kimi Raikkonen138
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