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Horner suspects Mercedes 'forced' into ICE change

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has cast doubt on Mercedes' official explanation for why they have elected to use a new engine and incur a ten place grid drop for Lewis Hamilton in Turkey. Earlier on Friday, Mercedes trackside engineering boss Andrew Shovlin said that the decision had been due to "the balance and risk of a reliability issue," adding that "we are pretty happy with the decision we have taken." "The thing that you definitely don’t want to do is fail during a race and then have to take a penalty anyway," he added. But Horner told Sky Sports F1 that he believed Mercedes had been forced into the decision rather than making the choice as a simple...
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