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Vettel should avoid power unit penalty for Japanese GP

Ferrari is confident Sebastian Vettel will not need to take a grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix as it can rotate between his current power unit parts still in use following his mechanical retirement in Russia. Vettel was forced to stop during the Russian Grand Prix with an MGU-K failure shortly after his pit stop on Lap 28, triggering a Virtual Safety Car period, in which Mercedes profited by pitting both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to gain positions resulting in a 1-2 for the German manufacturer. Having already used his full allocation of two MGU-K units for this season, Vettel would be hit by a grid penalty for a new element at the next race, but Ferrari team principal...
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