Among the drivers who have been penalized several title candidates are Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).
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German Sebastian Vettel The driver himself reported on Thursday that four-time Formula 1 champion Aston Martin will be penalized on the grid at the US Grand Prix for an engine change.
“We’re going to have a tough weekend, Let’s change the engine “So we will have a penalty on the net,” Vettel said at a news conference in Austin (Texas).
by Vettel The other pilots have already been punished In this World Cup because of the use of a fourth engine for their cars.
Among those sanctioned are the main contenders for the World Championships, the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), punished in Russia; and English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), in Turkey, in addition to Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) which was in Italy.
The competition limits the number of changes that can be made to a car’s engine each season, and if they are exceeded, it automatically penalizes them.
Having reached the final third of the world championship, Vettel is still far from fighting for the title, as he sits 12th in the drivers’ standings with 35 points.
“I look forward to seeing what we can do from the start. I think We can stay strong hereVettel said of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. “We can get past here, it seems like a good place to make that change. I hope we can get back into the fight.” (Dr)