July 30 2015 Latest news:

FORMULA 1 racer Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 27-year-old Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver from Hertfordshire needs a new gearbox for this weekend’s race in Shanghai.

As a result of his five-place grid drop, bookmakers William Hill have pushed him out to 4/1 from 2/1 to win the race, while McLaren teammate Jenson Button is the new 2/1 favourite (from 3/1) and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel 7/2.

Hamilton is still the 11/10 favourite to qualify fastest around the Shanghai International Circuit with Button 7/2 and Vettel 6/1.

Herts-born Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix last year.

The 2012 Chinese GP starts at 8am BST on Sunday.

More news stories

Yesterday, 13:37
National Play Day at Stanborough Park

Thousands are expected to join the fun at Playday 2015 on Wednesday, August 5, at Stanborough Park, in Welwyn Garden City, from 10am to 4pm.

Yesterday, 13:10
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne

This week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times offers and promotions have been revealed...

Yesterday, 12:54

The A1(M) is set for over a week of overnight road closures.

Yesterday, 11:52
The Peartree, currently closed for refurbishment

A Welwyn Garden City watering-hole is set to reopen in September as a pub despite rumours to the contrary.

0 comments

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition today E-edition

Related links

More sport