SportF1Hamilton penalizes after changing engine in the F1 Italian...

Hamilton penalizes after changing engine in the F1 Italian GP

Mercedes has finally made the decision to fit a fourth power unit to Lewis Hamilton’s car for this weekend’s race at Monza due to damage to his third engine following his accident with Fernando Alonso on the first lap at Spa. Francorchamps.

That power unit, which withstood a 45G impact and loss of some fluids, was taken back to the Mercedes factory in Brixworth for further evaluation to determine if it could once again be made available to the British driver.

The prognosis does not seem to have been positive and that has led the team, which does not feel comfortable with doubts, to fit a new power unit to the Hamilton engine group.

In this way, the seven-time world champion will mount the fourth power unit of the year this weekend, which will inevitably mean a penalty that will see him start from the back of the starting grid.

Formula 1 drivers have a clear limitation on the powertrain components they can use in a single season, with a maximum of three in 2022, and the Briton seemed to be in a comfortable position before the incident at Spa.

However, losing that power unit has left Mercedes out of options, and Monza is at least a good track to take a grid penalty due to the overtaking opportunities it offers compared to other circuits on the calendar.

It is understood that the team is still assessing whether they can salvage some elements of Hamilton’s third power unit ahead of the next few races.

If they do succeed, then some elements could be fitted to the Briton’s car for Friday free practice until the end of the season, helping to limit the mileage of the remaining race-spec power units.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Do you want to read our news before anyone else and for free? Follow us here on our Telegram channel and you won’t miss a thing. All the information, at your fingertips!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Your new neighbors are against the move

The potential neighbors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relocation plans are anything but enthusiastic.

Phil Read, seven-time world champion, dies

The former British pilot died this Thursday at the age of 83, the family reported. Read was a seven-time world champion in the 1960s and 1970s, and a true motorcycling legend.

Dall'Igna thanks Zarco for giving up the podium in favor of Bagnaia

Gigi Dall'Igna recognized that Zarco could have been on the podium in Thailand 'easily', and thanked Bagnaia for his gesture.

Dortmund city center gets its own "management" and should become more beautiful

The city, the citizens and the trade all agree: the city center of Dortmund should become more beautiful. There is now a city management for this.

Three people stabbed in London

Three people were stabbed in London. According to the police, this is said to have happened in connection with an attempted mobile phone theft.

More