October 9, 2010

Hamilton takes a five spot grid penalty in Japan!

Week end going from bad to worse for Mclaren and Lewis Hamilton. BBC reports the team was forced to change the gearbox on Hamiltons car which will result in a five spot penalty after today's delayed qualifying. Qualifying will take place at 11PM ET, not sure yet if SpeedTV will carry it live before the race.

Another hard blow for Lewis' championship chase.

"In P3 (final practice) we noticed abnormal gearbox oil pressure on Lewis's car which we believed we had corrected ahead of this afternoon's qualifying session," said a McLaren team statement.
"This afternoon, as we fired up Lewis's car several times in preparation for qualifying, we became aware that the symptoms were worse than we'd originally diagnosed.
"A decision was later taken to change the gearbox ahead of tomorrow's qualifying session and the grand prix. As a result, Lewis will receive a five-place grid penalty for tomorrow's race."



  1. SpeedTV had it scheduled to have a replay of Q at 12AM tonight anyway just before the start of the race, and said last night they they are going to show Q during that time slot.

  2. What is this? A Lewis Hamilton fan blog? The guy is in 4th place, not quite a threat at this point. Sorry.

  3. Clearly Anonymous doesn't read this blog very often...


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