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Are Mercedes taking a risk by not completely replacing Hamilton's engine?

Where Max Verstappen changed his complete engine for a new one in Russia, Lewis Hamilton only changed the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) in Turkey. That did earn him a grid penalty of ten spots, but with a completely new engine he doesn't drive, unlike Red Bull Racing's Dutchman. Why didn't Mercedes replace the entire engine of the title contender, just like Red Bull did? The regulations regarding grid penalties in Formula 1 have been different for a couple of years now. For a while it was possible for a driver to get a grid penalty of 60 places and to make things more transparent, the FIA has decided that for all grid penalties of fifteen places or more, the driver will automatically be...
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