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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver set to start Italian GP at back of grid after Mercedes engine penalty


Mercedes says they are still working on a ‘recovery plan’ for Lewis Hamilton’s third engine, which was damaged in Belgian GP crash with Fernando Alonso; Hamilton is probably one of many drivers to take penalties at the Italian GP, ​​which is all live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend

Last update: 08/09/22 9:00 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton is set to start from the back of the grid for this weekend’s Italian GP due to a Mercedes engine penalty.

Mercedes are fitting a fourth engine – one more than allowed under F1 rules – in Hamilton’s car following damage to its last engine in his race-ending crash with Fernando Alonso at the GP of Belgium.

There was a 45G impact in that crash and Mercedes says they are still working on a “recovery plan” for that power unit, which cannot be performed this weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes can’t do everything right all the time, but thinks “second and fourth are always very positive” after their starting point.

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes can’t do everything right all the time, but thinks “second and fourth are always very positive” after their starting point.

Although it has not yet been confirmed how many engine components are changed, the incoming grid penalty means Hamilton will head to the back of the grid, making his already slim chance of a first victory for the season on the Monza high-speed circuit. the hardest.

Hamilton, who scored three consecutive podiums before the summer break, retired in Belgium before having a big chance of winning at the Dutch GP before a combination of safety and strategy cars hampered his odds.

The seven-time world champion is currently sixth in the drivers’ standings.

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Hamilton probably won’t be the only ones to drop further than his qualifying position for Sunday’s race.

Valtteri Bottas’ engine penalty in the Alfa Romeo has already been confirmed, as has Mick Schumacher at Haas.

Ferrari is also believed to be considering a grid drop for its home race, with title leaders Red Bull for Sergio Perez.

Monza’s ‘Temple of Speed’ layout favors overtaking and should allow drivers to recover more easily than most circuits.

Sky Sports F1 Live Italian GP Schedule

friday september 9
8:15 a.m.: F3 training
9:25 a.m.: F2 training
12:30 p.m.: Italian GP Practice One (the session starts at 1 p.m.)
2:25 p.m.: F3 qualifying
3:45 p.m.: 2nd practice of the Italian GP (the session starts at 4:00 p.m.)
5:25 p.m.: F2 Qualifying
6:10 p.m.: The F1 Motor Show

Saturday September 10
9:30 a.m.: F3 Sprint race
11:45 a.m.: 3rd practice of the Italian GP (the session starts at 12:00 p.m.)
2 p.m.: preparation for qualifying for the Italian GP
3 p.m.: ITALIAN GP QUALIFICATIONS
4:55 p.m.: F2 Sprint race
6 p.m.: Ted’s Quali notebook

Sunday September 11
7:30 a.m.: F3 Feature Race
9:00 a.m.: F2 long-distance race
12:30 p.m.: Grand Prix Sunday: preparation for the Dutch GP
2 p.m.: THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
4 p.m.: Checkered flag: reaction from the Italian GP
5 p.m.: Ted’s notebook
6 p.m.: Highlights of the Italian GP




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