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Hamilton handed grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of success in China take a knock with news he will get a five-place grid penalty

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will get a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix, after it was confirmed he will need a new gearbox for the third round on the F1 2012 calendar.

Hamilton, who is currently second in the drivers' championship, 5 points behind Fernando Alonso, will now line-up for Sunday's race at the Shanghai International Circuit in no better than sixth place.

The Brit revealed the problem today. No further information has been released by the team.




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Taipan

April 12, 2012 10:57 AM

Cue much foaming at the mouth and gnashing of teeth by the fanboys, claims that Whitmash poured a bag of sugar in said gearbox are soon to appear lol. Positive thinking there TLG but 1+5 usually equals 6.



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