Turkish Grand Prix LIVE: Hamilton takes GRID PENALTY after engine change – qualifying build-up

Lewis Hamilton has taken a new combustion engine, exceeding his allocation of engine changes. Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin says that Lewis Hamilton’s 10-place penalty for an engine change – rather than a completely new powertrain – is a calculated risk. “The bit that most contributes to the reliability and the performance is the ICE itself – and it’s better to take 10 places than start at the back.”. Mercedes trackside engineering director, Andrew Shovlin, says that Lewis Hamilton’s 10-place penalty for an engine change – rather than a completely new powertrain – is a calculated risk. Lewis Hamilton is hoping for a Turkish delight – despite being forced to take a 10-place penalty on Sunday. “The bit that most contributes to the reliability and the performance is the ICE itself – and it’s better to take 10 places than start at the back.”. Lewis Hamilton is hoping for a Turkish delight – despite being forced to take a 10-place penalty on Sunday.

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