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Bottas, Vettel, Russell set to take USGP grid penalties

Valtteri Bottas will have a five-place grid penalty at the United States Grand Prix due to taking new power unit components, with back-of-the grid starts for two other Mercedes-powered cars. Sebastian Vettel had suggested he was set for a penalty during Thursday’s media sessions and it has been confirmed that both he and George Russell will start from the back of the grid after taking a number of new components that exceed limits. However, Bottas taking a sixth internal combustion engine (ICE) is a surprise, handing the Finn a five-place grid penalty. Bottas will therefore lose five places on the grid from wherever he qualifies on Saturday, with Mercedes taking the penalty at a track...
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