Turkish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton takes engine penalty

Lewis Hamilton will have a 10-place grid penalty at Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix after receiving a penalty for using too many engine parts. Mercedes have taken a fourth part – one more than permitted – to reduce the risks of Hamilton suffering a failure during the tight championship run-in. But he has taken only one power-unit component – the internal combustion engine – so escapes a full grid drop. Mercedes have made the decision for reliability and performance reasons. The team said they required only a change of internal combustion engine, and not that of any of the other components: the turbo, hybrid system, battery and electronics. Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz had already been confirmed as having a full engine change and he will start from the back of the grid.

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