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Bottas gets five-place grid penalty for sixth power unit

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will have a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's United States Grand Prix after taking his sixth engine of the 2021 Formula 1 season. Drivers are allowed only three engines without penalty and Bottas has already had grid drops at the Italian and Russian Grands Prix. The fourth new engine carried a 10-place penalty but subsequent additions incur five. A Mercedes spokesman said the decision to change the engine at Austin's Circuit of the Americas was to provide the best balance of performance and reliability for the final six rounds of the season. Seven times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who is six points adrift of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, took a...
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