Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton handed five-place grid penalty for engine change

Get to know all the latest updates from the world of Formula 1 surrounding Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Having already trailed by 19 points in the 2021 Formula 1 season, there are 4 races to go for Lewis Hamilton to make a comeback. Ahead of the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Red Bull have been mightily impressive, Hamilton has been made to force a 5-place grid penalty for Brazilian Grand Prix. Knowing that the seven-time world champion could not endure any more slip-ups, this could be huge in deciding the world champion. 

According to reports, Mercedes will change the combustion engine on his car in Interlagos, having noticed a drop in water pressure during the race in Mexico last Sunday. 

Lewis Hamilton endured 5-place grid penalty 

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

He took a mandatory 10-place penalty at Turkish Grand Prix after his team installed a fourth power unit of the campaign in his vehicle, but now the reigning Constructors’ champions have hit more problems at a critical stage of the season. 

F1 journalist Julianne Cerasoli was among the first to break the news via Twitter, posting “Hamilton will change the combustion engine in Interlagos. Mercedes thought they had solved the problem they had, but they noticed a drop in water pressure during the Mexico race.

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