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Bottas will race with new Mercedes engine (PU3) for British GP

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Valtteri Bottas will race with new Mercedes power unit for British Grand Prix. The Finn was victimized after dramatic retirement at Austria, who start the race from Pole position, following Mercedes picked to make a cautionary change.

Afterwards Mercedes confirmed a hydraulic issue cost Bottas podium finish at Austria. The Mercedes speedy would be taking his third power unit of the season.

“Valtteri will take a third PU this weekend. This is a precaution after we suffered high temps on his second PU from heat soak following the retirement in Austria,” a Mercedes spokesperson said.

“It doesn’t mean PU2 is out of service, it will be used again and thoroughly checked in Germany. No penalties are incurred because we remain within the permitted contingent of components. FIA docs will confirm in due course.”

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