Andrew Shovlin has spoken about Mercedes’ decision to give Lewis Hamilton the fourth internal combustion engine.
Why it matters: The Briton got new power unit components ahead of the Turkish GP, resulting in a 10-place grid penalty.
- Shovlin admits that Mercedes had reliability concerns regarding Hamilton’s engine.
- Mercedes will not change other power unit elements this weekend.
What he had to say:
- “We’re simulating all the races to the end of the year and there’s a balance of the risk of a reliability issue,” Shovlin told Sky Sports.
- “Obviously, the thing that you definitely don’t want to do is fail during a race, and then have to take a penalty anyway.”
- “[More changes are] unlikely, really, [because] it’s a lot of fairly intrusive work when you start changing some of those elements during the race weekend.”