Red Bull make several changes to Verstappen’s car before Australian GP

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Max Verstappen's automotive was up on jacks within the Purple Bull storage forward of the Australian Grand Prix, with particular consideration being paid to the gearbox.

					Red Bull make several changes to Verstappen's car before Australian GP


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Purple Bull mechanics have been seen working away on Max Verstappen’s automotive just a few hours earlier than the Australian Grand Prix, prompting hypothesis of a problem and a possible penalty.

Nevertheless, a supply throughout the workforce defined to that it was merely a pre-race inspection, with no issues reported and no danger of a penalty.

Documentation subsequently issued by the FIA confirmed a number of modifications have been made to Verstappen’s automotive between qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

The modifications embrace a brand new clutch actuator, gearbox hydraulic system and actuators, clutch break-out field and parameter modifications related to the clutch actuator and gearbox hydraulic system substitute.

With no penalty menace, Verstappen will retain his place on the entrance row of the grid for the 58-lap race, alongside pole-sitting Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.

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Automobile modifications and grid penalties elsewhere

One driver compelled to alter a number of gearbox components post-qualifying was Williams’ Nicholas Latifi, following his weird conflict with Aston Martin rival Lance Stroll, although he did so with out exceeding the season restrict and taking a penalty.

Stroll was given a three-place grid drop for the incident and can begin nineteenth, forward of solely Alex Albon, who was excluded from qualifying within the different Williams after stopping on observe and failing to offer the required gas pattern.

In different information, Alpine have confirmed that small injury to an oil ring was discovered on Fernando Alonso’s automotive, which precipitated it to chop out mid-corner and set off his Q3 crash – after penalty-free repairs, he’ll begin tenth.

A number of different groups made comparatively minor modifications to their vehicles underneath parc ferme circumstances forward of the race, all with out penalty.

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