Mercedes’ Bottas takes second new F1 engine of Abu Dhabi GP weekend

Valtteri Bottas will take a second new Mercedes Formula 1 engine of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend after a problem with his original unit was discovered following Friday practice.
But that fourth power unit suffered a pneumatic leak that could not be fixed, and a decision was taken by Mercedes on Friday night to replace Bottas’s engine with another completely new one to avoid the risk of him hitting any reliability trouble in the race.
Despite his back of the grid start, Bottas has said he hopes the fresh engine – which he should be able to run harder than anyone else – will allow him to fight for the pole position time.

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