Five-place grid penalty for Hamilton at Brazil GP

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Lewis Hamilton faces another setback in his Formula One title fight with Max Verstappen because he will lose five places on Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix starting grid for an engine change. Hamilton’s Mercedes team confirmed the decision on Friday as first practice got underway on the 4.309-kilometres Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo. “Lewis has taken a new Internal Combustion Engine for this event – his fifth of the season – and will take a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s Brazil GP,” Mercedes tweeted. The seven-time world champion trails Red Bull’s Verstappen by 19 points with fou…

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