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Why Bottas only gets a five-place grid penalty

Mercedes announced during the first free practice session of the United States Grand Prix that Valtteri Bottas will replace his combustion engine. The Finn will receive a five-place grid penalty and will not be on the first or second row of the grid on Sunday. It's not the first time this season Bottas has taken a grid penalty. It is the third time in four races that the Finn has taken a penalty during the race weekend. Mercedes is already placing the sixth internal combustion engine (ICE) in Bottas' Mercedes. Bottas also started at the back of the grid at the Italian Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix. But why does Bottas only get a five-place penalty, while Lewis Hamilton got a...
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