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Max Verstappen

FIA confirm no gearbox change for Verstappen

Max Verstappen has avoided a grid penalty for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as Red Bull have not changed the gearbox on his RB16B.

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The FIA have confirmed that Red Bull have not changed the gearbox on Max Verstappen's RB16B, meaning the Dutch driver will not take a grid penalty for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

As reported by RacingNews365.com on Sunday morning, Verstappen's gearbox is in working order following his dramatic qualifying crash at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, meaning a replacement is not required for Sunday's race.

Ahead of the floodlit encounter, the FIA released the list of parts and components that Red Bull have changed on Verstappen's car, which confirmed that the gearbox remains unchanged.

What is changed on Verstappen's car?

Following his impact with the wall on the exit of Turn 27, Red Bull have needed to change several parts on the damaged RB16B.

The full list includes the front wing and nose assembly, as well as several components on the right-hand side of the car.

The rear trackrod, top and lower wishbones, the upright assembly and gaitor have all been swapped out, as well as the PAS rack, rear brake materials and parameter changes associated with a change to the rear-right corner.

All have been done with the approval of the FIA's Technical Delegate, Jo Bauer, and conform with parc ferme regulations.

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