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'Verstappen and Leclerc start from the back of the grid in Belgium'

'Verstappen and Leclerc start from the back of the grid in Belgium'

25 August - 19:46 Last update: 20:36
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Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will most likely have their cars fitted with a new engine during the Belgian Grand Prix. This is what De Telegraaf reported on Thursday evening. As a result, both drivers are expected to start at the back of the grid.

The noises surrounding the Monegasque have been heard before. Not only does Ferrari choose to give Leclerc a new engine, they also provide an upgraded hybrid system. Because of the engine freeze at the beginning of September it is the last chance for the team to improve its performance.

Verstappen has already used three engines this season, which means he is at his maximum. According to the medium, Red Bull Racing will therefore also choose to use a new power unit in order to further expand the Dutchman's pool. The team will also renew the gearbox.

Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps logical place

It is not without reason that several drivers choose to replace their engine in Belgium. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a relatively easy place to overtake, so Leclerc and Verstappen still have a good chance of victory.

Verstappen said earlier in the day that he is confident of winning in Belgium. The reigning world champion and current season leader is therefore showing a lot of conviction for the coming weeks.