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Mercedes assessing Valtteri Bottas' PU amid risk of Abu Dhabi grid drop

Mercedes is assessing the extent of the damage that Valtteri Bottas’ power unit sustained in Brazil, with the Finn at risk of having to take a penalty in Abu Dhabi. Bottas was chasing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for fourth at Interlagos but his W10 was suffering from an excessive rate of oil consumption, and he was eventually forced to stop. It marked Mercedes’ first in-race technical failure since last year’s Austrian Grand Prix. Should Mercedes determine that Bottas needs fresh power unit components then he will incur a grid penalty for next weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. “We have a number of questions about Valtteri’s engine,”...
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