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Mercedes confirms strategic engine change: 'Want them in the pool for Abu Dhabi'

Mercedes appear to have developed a remarkable new tactic by providing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with new internal combustion engines, and in doing so deliberately incurring grid penalties. Chief engineer Andrew Shovlin confirms that Hamilton's engine change in Brazil was not out of technical necessity and was therefore a strategic decision. It may not quite fit the sustainable picture Formula 1 wants to paint of itself, but it does give Mercedes a strong strategy behind it in the battle with Red Bull Racing. The Brazilian Grand Prix showed that, with Hamilton's new internal combustion engine setting a pace that was inimitable. Read more Wolff calls stewards' decision on...
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