Belgian GP

Lewis Hamilton to take engine penalty at Spa

Lewis Hamilton will start from the back of the grid at this weekends Belgian Grand Prix after Mercedes confirmed he would be taking a sixth engine.

With a large chunk on the season remaining, it is yet to be see how Mercedes plan to bring in new engines for the British driver, if this will be in the form of two engines this weekend, or if he will have to take another penalty later on in the season. Each component part of the power train constitutes a change, so changing the entire power unit will put him at the back of the grid. Mercedes previously suggested they would take a double hit at either the Belgian or Italian Grand Prix.

The weather is expected to be good this weekend at Spa, with Nico Rosberg expected to be starting from the front of the field it will be a damage limitations exercise for the championship leader as he aims to keep the lead on his teammate.

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Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

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