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Mercedes diagnoses cause of Bottas' Nurburgring exit

Mercedes believes a failure within the Control Electronics of Valtteri Bottas’ power unit caused his exit at the Nürburgring and says further damage has been avoided. Bottas was on course for a podium, having slipped from pole position to a net third after a mistake and early pit stop, when he reported a loss of power. Mercedes opted to retire him from the race as it feared that remaining on track would result in further damage to the power unit. Formula 1 drivers are restricted on the number of components that can use each year before having to incur grid penalties. Mercedes initially suspected that a problem within the MGU-H caused the failure but has now narrowed it down to an issue...
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