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Gearbox change could pay dividend for Hamilton

Mercedes has revealed that Lewis Hamilton will need a gearbox change ahead of today's German Grand Prix.In a brief tweet, the German team wrote: 'We can confirm that @LewisHamilton's gearbox will be changed for the race owing to accident damage incurred yesterday. 5 place penalty.'In a follow-up, the team added: 'The guys are working on the car now to repair everything for the race. It's going to be a busy morning!'Following earlier claims that the Briton would start from the pitlane, the latest move virtually guarantees such a move.On the other hand, after two days of scorching hot weather, the fact that rain is now falling hard on the Hockenheim circuit might have forced the team's hand,...
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