2014 F1

Hamilton to get five-place grid penalty for German GP

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Formula 1 championship title contender, Lewis Hamilton will drop five places on the grid for German GP race following his team decided to change the gearbox on his W05 as of damage incurred in his qualifying crash at Hockenheim.

“We can confirm that Lewis Hamilton’s gearbox will be changed for the race owing to accident damage incurred yesterday,” the team announced on Twitter.

“The guys are working on the car now to repair everything for the race.”

Hamilton qualified 16th, but moved up to 15th on the grid, following Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez penalty from the last race at Silverstone. He is now due to start 20th.

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