According to numerous sources, Max Verstappen will not take a gearbox penalty for the Saudi Arabian GP.

Verstappen clattered the barriers at the final corner of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit during his last qualifying run yesterday. The collision prevented the Dutchman from completing his improved lap that would likely have given him the pole position.

However, losing the pole wasn’t the only worry for Verstappen after qualifying as the crash had the potential to cause damage to the gearbox, which is located at the rear of the car. If the gearbox sustained damage from the impact, Red Bull would have to replace it, taking a 5-place grid penalty along with the new component. Verstappen would have had to start the race eighth on the grid.

Luckily, it appears that Verstappen may have avoided dealing damage to the gearbox. This means Verstappen will likely dodge a penalty for the race in Jeddah and that the gearbox is still intact.

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