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Wolff defends 'complicated' grid penalties for new engines

Fans and media pundits alike have been growing increasingly frustrated by the impact of engine-related grid penalties in recent races, but Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists it's the least-worse solution to the issue. Eight drivers were hit by penalties for taking additional power unit elements at Spa, with Max Verstappen among those receiving a 'back of the grid' sanction after having won pole position in qualifying. And in Monza the figure was up to nine drivers, with Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton this time sent to the back of the grid while Verstappen served a 'mere' five place penalty for the start of the Italian GP. The situation was so complex that it took four hours for the race...
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