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Bottas Set for Grid Penalty as Mercedes Fit New Power Unit for Abu Dhabi

Valtteri Bottas looks set to start the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid this weekend after his Mercedes AMG Motorsport team were unable to salvage his power unit that failed during the Brazilian Grand Prix last time out. High oil consumption saw the Finn’s engine to fail at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, making him the races first retirement, and despite the power unit being sent back to Mercedes’ engine base in Brixworth, it was found to be too badly damaged to be considered to be used again. As a result, Bottas will take a fresh power unit for the race weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit, and as it is an engine outside of his allocation for the season, he...
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