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Wolff admits Hamilton might get new engine

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 22, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Mercedes is struggling with their engines as Valtteri Bottas received the 6th unit for this weekend. Now, Wolff admits Lewis Hamilton might face the same fate.


  • The Mercedes team principal admitted there’s a risk that Hamilton will receive a new engine for the United States Grand Prix.
  • Wolff stated it is still under discussions and no decision has been made as of yet.

What he said:

  • “I can’t say whether we will be taking one and what the percentage is but obviously the risk is still there.”
  • “What is difficult to evaluate is, do you want to pre-empt the situation and take another penalty and take the hit, or do you want to really run it and then possibly risk a DNF.”
  • “That is a discussion that is happening as we speak and we haven’t come to the right answers yet.”
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