Valtteri Bottas to start at back of Abu Dhabi grid
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be started by mercedes motorist Valtteri Bottas by the back of the grid due to an engine-related penalty.
After an oil leak introduced an end to his race the Finn will have a new engine to the 2019 finale.
Mercedes said his car could have the region of the hybrid system that recovers energy from the turbo, turbo, a new internal combustion engine and MGU-H.
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Bottas faces a penalty amounting to 20 places on the grid – anything on 15 and also the regulations dictate a beginning from the back.
Elsewhere, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel continues to be devoting his press duties on Thursday at Yas Marina after remaining at Europe for an extra day because his wife Hannah has given birth to their third child.
The German four-time winner had been due to attend the official news conference alongside team-mate Charles Leclerc, in which both were expected to cover the at the Royal Grand Prix.
Staff manager Mattia Binotto at the days between the two races has spoken to both and their duties to Ferrari made clear.
Binotto described the crash as”not acceptable” at a social media fans Q&A this week.
He said the drivers”understand how to move forward”.
Binotto has not yet expanded on exactly what directions have been given to the drivers.