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Bottas takes another F1 power unit penalty

Valtteri Bottas Valtteri Bottas will take a grid penalty at this weekend’s Formula 1 United States Grand Prix as a result of concerns surrounding his power unit. During the opening practice session of the weekend, it was confirmed that Mercedes had fitted the Finn’s W12 with a sixth internal combustion engine element. Drivers are allowed only three ICEs over the course of the year, meaning Bottas has now doubled that allocation. As such, he will take a five-place grid drop for the swap. “We're always on the hunt for the best reliability and performance for the rest of the season, so that was the key reason,” the team explained on social media. “First element of a PU component...
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