Ricciardo joins Bottas with five-place grid penalty for Silverstone

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Daniel Ricciardo has become the latest driver to be hit with a five-place grid penalty ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix after a gearbox change on his Red Bull car on Friday night.

Having scored five straight podium finishes heading into this race weekend, Ricciardo had hoped to continue his current momentum at Silverstone, only to suffer a setback following FP2 when Red Bull discovered his gearbox had been damaged.

The team confirmed ahead of FP3 that the Australian would be taking a new gearbox for the remainder of the race weekend, triggering a five-place grid penalty.

Ricciardo’s penalty follows that of Valtteri Bottas after Mercedes was forced into a gearbox change on Friday, meaning the Finn will also drop back five places after qualifying.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally:

TRUCKS

CARS

QUADS

 

MOTORCYCLES