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Bottas gets five-place grid penalty

Valtteri Bottas will take a five-place grid penalty from wherever he qualifies for the U.S. Grand Prix after Mercedes changed his car's internal combustion engine. It will be Bottas' third engine-related grid penalty in four races, after serving similar drops in Italy and Russia. The change meant Mercedes moved to a component outside the allotted amount in the regulations, which is automatically met with a grid penalty. Editor's Picks U.S. GP - U.S. TV schedule 7dN Staff F1's rules dictate that a first breach of the regulations is met with a 10-place drop, while any subsequent breach is a five-place penalty. Bottas took his fourth ICE (the regulations allow three before penalties) in...
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