Grid Penalty for Driver Hamilton in Turkish Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton will receive a ten-place grid penalty in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.


FIA’s umbrella organisation announced that Mercedes had mounted a new combustion engine in Hamilton’s car, his fourth of this season.

The drivers are allowed to use three engines in a season, after which a grid penalty follows. However, because Mercedes has only replaced part of the entire power source for the time being, the penalty for Hamilton is limited to ten places back on the grid.

Max Verstappen had to go all the way back on the grid two weeks ago in Russia because he got a completely new engine in his Red Bull.

Hamilton is currently leading the battle for the world title, with a small lead over Verstappen. Saturday is the qualification for the race, which will be held on Sunday.

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