Next engine change: Hamilton in Sao Paulo five starting places backwards
Another setback in the Formula 1 title fight for record world champions Lewis Hamilton: The Mercedes star will be released by five starting places for five-to-day season race in São Paulo (Sunday, 6:00 pm me / sky). At Hamilton s race cars, the fifth internal combustion engine of the year is used, only three such aggregates can be used this season.
Hamilton used the new internal combustion engine on Friday outdoor training and drove in 1: 09,050 minutes to the best time in front of its large World Cup rival max stages (+0,367 seconds). Sebastian Vettel (Oppenheim) occupied in Aston Martin Rank Twelve (+1,363), Mick Schumacher came to the 16th place in Haas (+1,835).
Hamilton s place penalty applies only to the Grand Prix. From the starting place, which the Englishman conquered in Qualifying on Friday evening (20.00), therefore, he also goes into the sprint on Saturday (20.30), in which the startup for the race tag is determined. Only in this he moves back.
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Hamilton is located in the driver s World Cup 19 points behind the Dutchman Max Staten. If the Red Bull Star is at least 24 meters before the British after the Grand Prix, Hamilton can no longer win his eighth title this year.