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Palmer gets a grid penalty

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07/10/2017

Renault's Jolyon Palmer joins Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Fernando Alonso as the Briton becomes the fourth driver to pick up a grid penalty for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

Like the two Spaniards, the Briton has taken on a new Internal Combustion Engine, MGU-H and Turbocharger, thereby incurring a 20-place grid penalty.

The engine change, which it is believed was a precautionary measure, has prompted fears that other Renault users, including the Red Bull duo, may yet encounter issues which necessitate similar engine changes and thereby penalties.

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