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Formula 1

Verstappen and Hamilton get new gearboxes in Saudi Arabia

Both title protagonists have had their cars fitted with fresh gearboxes for the final two races of the season.

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Both Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are heading off the possibility of a gearbox failure costing them their World Championship chances, as the title rivals have each fitted their cars with fresh units.

Both are in sync on their gearbox life as a result of their collision at the Italian Grand Prix. This triggered new gearboxes for the Russian Grand Prix, and they have completed the six required consecutive Grands Prix since.

As a result, Verstappen and Hamilton can make the change for this weekend's race without taking any grid penalties.

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