Toto Wolff has provided details regarding the change of the internal combustion engine in Lewis Hamilton’s car.

Why it matters: Hamilton has got a 5-place grid penalty at the Sao Paulo GP due to engine change.

Details:

  • Mercedes are yet to find out the reason for the performance drop.
  • Wolff admits that Hamilton will not be able to compete at the high level with the old engine.

What he had to say:

  • “We have deg on the engine that, until the end of the season, is just going to continue to decrease in power.”
  • “We haven’t yet realised why that is, but we’re just seeing it creep down.”
  • “So if we keep the engine, we are going to be for sure not competitive in Saudi and Abu Dhabi.”

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