F1: Vettel set for COTA engine change grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel will take a grid penalty, when his Aston Martin team changes components on his Mercedes power unit at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix.

Vettel revealed the impending penalty in a media session at Austin on Thursday.

Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin in the Thursday drivers press conference reveals engine penalty

Details of engine component changes had been published by the FIA, so it is not yet clear whether he will take a full set of new parts and drop right to the back of the grid, or just change his car’s internal combustion engine (ICE) and take a 10-place grid penalty like Lewis Hamilton recently did.


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