Russell gets new Mercedes engine and will start at the back alongside Vettel

22-10-2021 16:34 | Updated: 22-10-2021 16:36
by GPblog.com
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Russell gets new Mercedes engine and will start at the back alongside Vettel

Last night the news came out that Sebastian Vettel would be getting a new Mercedes engine, but it has now been announced that George Russell will also have to undergo an engine change during the United States Grand Prix. Both drivers will start from the back of the grid.

Vettel already mentioned during the press conference that he would be getting a new engine and just now the news came out that Russell will have to race a catch-up race as well. Because of this it is clear that there will be two new Mercedes engines on the grid this weekend.

Which parts will be replaced?

It looks like Vettel's internal combustion engine (ICE) will be replaced and at the moment it seems that the Williams driver has been given a completely new engine.

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