Valtteri Bottas to start at back of Abu Dhabi grid

By Andrew Benson

Chief F1 author in Abu Dhabi

Bottas has seven wins from 139 Huge Prix

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will open up the Abu Dhabi Huge Prix from the lend a hand of the grid on story of an engine-connected penalty.

The Finn will earn a recent engine for the 2019 finale after an oil leak introduced an early cease to his speed in Brazil.

Mercedes acknowledged his vehicle would earn a recent interior combustion engine, turbo and MGU-H, the section of the hybrid machine that recovers energy from the turbo.

That takes him over the permitted amount of engine parts for a season.

Bottas faces a penalty amounting to twenty locations on the grid – the leisure over 15 and the laws dictate a open up from the lend a hand.

In diverse locations, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has been excused his media responsibilities on Thursday at Yas Marina after staying in Europe for an extra day because his indispensable other Hannah has given beginning to their third shrimp one.

Vettel (upright) already has two daughters Emilie and Mathilda

The German four-time champion had been as a result of aid the dependable recordsdata conference alongside group-mate Charles Leclerc, where every had been anticipated to deal with the autumn-out from their break on the Brazilian Huge Prix.

Both had been spoken to by group boss Mattia Binotto within the times between the 2 races and their tasks to Ferrari made obvious.

Binotto described the break as“now not acceptable” in a social media fans Q&A this week.

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He acknowledged the drivers “know switch forward”.

Binotto has now not but expanded on precisely what instructions had been given to the drivers about on-song behavior following the incident.

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