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Alonso handed new engine in Austin, and a grid drop

Another day at COTA, another engine change but this time in the Alpine camp with Fernando Alonso receiving a full power unit that will send the Spaniard to the back of the grid on Sunday. Alonso encountered a water leak issue at the start of FP1 on Friday and while his Alpine crew's remedied the problem, the team felt compelled to fit a new power unit to the Spaniard's car for the remainder of the weekend. "I think it was something on the water system, so we had to stop because the engine was running without water at that point," commented Alonso, referring to his stoppage in FP1. "They did a good job to fix it and still did some laps in FP1." Read also - Horner:...
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