Max Verstappen Gearbox Change Could Lead to Grid Penalty in F1 2023
In a season characterized by intense competition, fears surrounding Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s grid penalty have heightened following his latest gearbox change ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA), the governing body of Formula 1, has confirmed that Verstappen has now switched to his third gearbox of the season, a development that could potentially result in a five-place grid penalty for the talented Dutch driver.
According to the current regulations set by Formula 1, each driver is allowed to utilize only four different gearboxes throughout the course of the season. Should Verstappen require a fifth gearbox change before the season concludes, he would be subject to a significant penalty, compromising his starting position in future races.