Formula 1
Formula 1
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
FP3 in
08 Hours
:
21 Minutes
:
59 Seconds
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
6 days
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
20 days
R
70th Anniversary GP
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
27 days
R
Spanish GP
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
FP1 in
34 days
R
Italian GP
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
55 days
R
Tuscany GP
11 Sep
-
13 Sep
Next event in
61 days
R
Mexican GP
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
111 days
R
Brazilian GP
13 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
125 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
27 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
139 days

Bottas gets engine change after FP3 stoppage

shares
comments
Bottas gets engine change after FP3 stoppage
By:
Oct 27, 2018, 4:59 PM

Mercedes is changing the engine in Valtteri Bottas's car ahead of Formula 1 qualifying in Mexico after his problem in final practice.

Bottas's Mercedes ground to a halt with a hydraulic problem with 15 minutes remaining.

Team boss Toto Wolff suggested at the end of the session that this could lead to an engine swap, which Mercedes has now confirmed.

Bottas was running a different engine this weekend to the one he had in last weekend's United States Grand Prix.

He will now switch back to his Austin engine.

As this engine is already in his pool, the Finn will not incur a grid penalty, but Mercedes will have to work quickly to get the change completed ahead of qualifying at 1pm local time.

Next article
Gutierrez aiming for F1 return with Williams

Previous article

Gutierrez aiming for F1 return with Williams

Next article

Mexican GP: Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole by 0.026s

Mexican GP: Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole by 0.026s
Load comments