Lewis Hamilton is facing a FIVE-PLACE grid penalty at the Brazilian Grand Prix if Mercedes decide to change his engine – with the British driver 19 points behind title rival Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton’s bid to win a record-breaking eighth Formula One title could take a major dent with the Mercedes driver facing a grid penalty for a change of engine in Brazil. Mercedes are considering taking on a new engine in Hamilton’s car ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend and that would bring a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race. When asked about the possibility of a change of engine last night, Hamilton was coy, but refused to rule it out. ‘I cannot really comment (on a new engine) at the moment,’ Hamilton, 36, said. Hamilton, who has won just one of the last eight races, would be taking on a fifth power unit of the season after changing it in Turkey last month, only to finish fifth in Istanbul and three spots behind title favourite Verstappen.

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