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Russell Has to Start At the Back of the GP of Turkey for Punishment

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British Formula 1 driver George Russell already knows that he has to start at the back on Sunday in the Grand Prix of Turkey.


The 22-year-old Williams driver has had various engine parts replaced for the fourth time this season, resulting in a grid penalty.

The drivers may, among other things, replace the combustion engine and turbo in their car three times a year, after which a penalty will follow.

Russell already knows before Saturday’s qualifying that he is on the starting grid at the back. The Briton, like his Canadian teammate Nicholas Latifi, is still waiting for his first World Cup point this season. Last year, Russell remained at zero points.

Williams drives old engines from Mercedes, the racing stable that secured the world title with the manufacturers two weeks ago. Leader Lewis Hamilton can secure his seventh world title in Formula 1 at Istanbul Park.

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