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Gear change: Webber & amp; Rosberg five starting positions back

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M ark Webber starts the second part of the season with bad luck. After the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Red Bull engineers discovered a defect in the Australian's gearbox. The gearbox then had to be replaced at the Belgian GP.

Webber had gear bad luck for the second time

Since the gearbox had not yet completed the five races stipulated by the regulations, Webber was in the Starting grid shifted five places back. With the narrow La Source hairpin, in which the field is always pushed together only a few meters after the start, the risk of accidents increases with each seat further back.

The defect in the gearbox seems to be related to the Having problems with the differential. Webber was able to finish the Hungarian GP in eighth place, but apparently not much more was possible with the damaged gearbox.

'We already knew on Tuesday after the race that we would have to change the gearbox,' explained the team. It's not the first time this year that Mark Webber has been downgraded for an early gear change. This fate already overtook him at Hockenheim.

Mercedes gearbox damage in third practice

Nico Rosberg was also moved five places down on the Spa starting grid. The control box on the Mercedes gave up in the third free practice session. After only four laps it was over for the Silver Arrow driver. Just like Webber, Rosberg had already been downgraded five places at Hockenheim because of a gearbox change.


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