Lewis Hamilton will take a 15-place grid fine for the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, his group, Mercedes, have confirmed. The three-times globe champ, said on Thursday at Medspa that he would certainly be taking an engine fine but the specific number of substitute elements he would be taking– and for this reason the degree of the grid charge– was just made clear when Friday’s very first practice session started.
Hamilton and also his team-mate Nico Rosberg, whom he leads by
19 factors worldwide championship, have actually both taken
completely brand-new power units for the race.
Nico Rosberg need to be lethal exact and also punchy to outgun Lewis Hamilton
In the British motorist’s situation this implies his sixth turbo wall charger and also electric motor power generator unit-heat components, equating to a 10- and five-place fine.
Early-season failings triggered Hamilton to surpass the restriction of five units at just the 13th race of the season.
Rosberg has remained within his scheduled use of engine parts and is now on his fourth appropriation of each part, so will incur no fine. Hamilton and also his group had actually made it clear they recognized he would have to fit repairs eventually as well as had actually planned to do so at a circuit that would suit the power advantage of the Mercedes as well as provide excellent surpassing chances, both of which Spa-Francorchamps sells.
There remains the opportunity that Hamilton will certainly take one more new power system prior to the race, in order to accumulate a stock of parts to last up until completion of the period. The vehicle driver has currently raised this possibility as well as the subsequent penalty, although advancing, would at worst only placed him to the rear of the grid yet doing so would certainly also imply he would certainly lose out on any type of additional engine upgrades yet to be applied later on in the period.