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Another grid penalty for Hamilton

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26/08/2016

As expected, Lewis Hamilton has been handed another grid penalty for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

The world champion, had already incurred a 15-place grid penalty after his team fitted a new turbocharger and MGU-H, which took him over the 'magical' limit of 5, ahead of this morning's opening session.

With the crew working on his car throughout the break it was clear that another hit was in the pipeline, and sure enough, shortly after the second session got underway the team confirmed that it had installed a whole new power unit which took his turbocharger and MGU-H total up to 7, thereby incurring a further 15-place penalty.

With the German team expected to introduce an engine upgrade this weekend, it is entirely impossible - if not a downright certainty - that further penalties will follow, albeit at a circuit where overtaking is a lot easier than at some of the tracks that follow.

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1. Posted by Ro, 26/08/2016 21:44

"There is only one word to describe F1's state of affairs....P A T H E T I C.......What has this got to do with motor racing.....nothing...what is wrong is that the manufacturers now run the "show". Bring back Condom, Booze nad fag sponsorship.
Now all Hamilton has to do is set a time within 107%, save his tyres and engine and start from the back. What are the odds of Hamilton getting on the podium ??? 2/19 against...."

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