Red Bull confirmed that Max Verstappen had his RB16B’s gearbox replaced following his 51G incident at the British Grand Prix, which left most of his car damaged.

Drivers are prohibited from swapping gearboxes until they have completed six races, but that rule is exempted should a driver fail to finish a Grand Prix.

Since Verstappen retired in the opening lap of the race, Red Bull was allowed to swap gearboxes without the risk of grid penalties being awarded to Verstappen in Hungary.

Joining Verstappen in a gearbox swap is Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin, who also failed to finish the race at Silverstone, having retired towards the closing laps of the race.

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