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Bottas gets a new engine, drops 10 places

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will have a new engine fitted to his W12, dropping him to 17th on the starting grid for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix  at Sochi. The news was announced on Sunday, that the world champion team have decided to give Bottas a fresh engine for the race at Sochi for 'tactical' reasons. This will drop the Finn from seventh on the grid to 17th, but crucially ahead of Max Verstappen, who is fighting for the drivers' championship with the other Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton. Bottas who had started his this weekend strongly, qualified a disappointing seventh in a wet and unpredictable qualifying on Saturday. It was a disappointing result given the pace Bottas has...
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