Lewis Hamilton can have a 10-place grid penalty at Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix after receiving a penalty for utilizing too many engine elements.
Mercedes have taken a fourth half – yet another than permitted – to cut back the dangers of Hamilton struggling a failure throughout the tight championship run-in.
However he has taken just one power-unit part – the interior combustion engine – so escapes a full grid drop.
Mercedes have made the choice for reliability and efficiency causes.
The workforce stated they required solely a change of inner combustion engine, and never that of any of the opposite elements: the turbo, hybrid system, battery and electronics.
That limits the penalty Hamilton has to take, and maxmises his possibilities of limiting his factors loss to title rival Max Verstappen of Crimson Bull, who is 2 factors behind the Briton earlier than this weekend’s race.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz had already been confirmed as having a full engine change and he’ll begin from the again of the grid.