Lewis Hamilton will begin the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty for breaching guidelines over gearbox adjustments.
The principles acknowledged by F1 governing physique the FIA says that drivers will not be allowed to vary their gearboxes inside a six-race interval.
The Mercedes driver has mentioned Hamilton wants a brand new gearbox after issues within the opening race in Australia, his crew mentioned.
“We had an hydraulic leak in the Melbourne race and were fortunate to finish the race,” Mercedes mentioned.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t repair it within the six-race cycle.”
The defending champion completed second in Melbourne, behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with the second race happening this weekend.