Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has addressed latest engine considerations after Valtteri Bottas was pressured to take a sixth engine forward of america Grand Prix, however dismissed hypothesis surrounding the engine as “bull****”.
Mercedes are again in worrying territory once more, because the seven-time world champions have been pressured to take one other inside combustion engine [ICE] for Valtteri Bottas forward of the race in Austin, triggering yet one more grid penalty for the Finn, this time only a five-place setback.
Bottas has already been hit twice this season, in each Italy and Russia, after taking extra engines than the allotted three which can be permitted throughout a season.
And final day trip in Turkey, Hamilton discovered himself with a ten-place grid penalty because of an engine change, with Wolff reporting of “uncommon noises” coming from the seven-time world champion’s engine earlier than the change.
Talking after the primary apply session in Austin, wherein Mercedes dominated, Wolff informed Sky Sports activities F1: “We have sadly had since mid-year some reliability points that maintain coming again.