Lewis Hamilton in huge F1 world title blow as Mercedes star takes five-place grid penalty for engine change at Brazil GP

SEVEN-TIME world champion Lewis Hamilton WILL take a five-place grid penalty in Sao Paolo. The Brit’s car requires an engine change for this weekend’s Brazilian GP. The penalty comes into force after the Sprint race, meaning he will start that in the place that he qualifies on Friday. So the best possible place Hamilton can start from on Sunday’s race is fifth on the grid. It’s the fifth time Hamilton has had an engine change this season – two over the three allowed swaps. He previously changed his engine unit at the Turkish GP last month and eventually finished in fifth place. But now the engine change has been confirmed and the Brit will have to take a penalty.

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