Lewis Hamilton sets track record but will start Turkish Grand Prix in 11th after engine penalty with Bottas on pole

LEWIS HAMILTON set a track record in qualifying for the Turkish GP but will start Sunday’s race in 11th with Mercedes tame-mate Valtteri Bottas in pole. Hamilton had to take a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race after Mercedes fitted the championship leader with a new engine in Istanbul. The Brit is now on his fourth ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) of the season. With just seven races left in the season, Mercedes wanted to fend off a DNF. Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said: “We’re simulating all the races to the end of the year. “It’s better to take 10 places than start at the back.

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