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Bottas gets grid penalty, starts Italian GP last

Valtteri Bottas will start Saturday's sprint race from pole position but will be at the back of the grid for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Mercedes changed engine, turbocharger, MGU-H and MGU-K on Bottas' car, all outside the allowed component allowance for each part. That automatically leads to a grid penalty. Shortly after Mercedes confirmed the change, Bottas claimed the quickest time in Friday evening's qualifying session. Like the British Grand Prix in July, Monza's schedule has been shuffled around to accommodate a sprint qualifying race on Saturday afternoon. The result of that shortened race will set the grid and officially crown a driver with pole position. As a quirk of those new...
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