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Wolff: DNF is a total killer for the championship

Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff, said that reliability concerns were behind Lewis Hamilton's engine change in Turkey, and that having a DNF is a total killer for the championship. Hamilton had to go through the pain of taking a fresh internal combustion engine (ICE) at Istanbul Park, and thus took a ten-place penalty, starting the race 11th after qualifying on pole. With the performance advantage Mercedes enjoyed at last weekend's race, many thought that the decision to have a new ICE bolted to Hamilton's W12 was a tactical one, but according to Wolff, that was hardly the case, as the world champions were dealing with reliability concerns. 'We had to do it,' Wolff told Sky Sports F1....
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