They change the engine of Max Verstappen, but it does not penalize

Honda discovered a fault after qualifying for the Hungarian GP and changed it as a precaution.

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After the spectacular accident that the Dutchman starred in Max Verstappen (Red Bull) in the Grand Prix of Great Britain, caused by a touch with English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), it was much feared that the Honda engine of your vehicle would have been damaged. However, the Japanese brand gave it the go-ahead after an exhaustive review carried out after the incident.

With this power unit Verstappen had no problem training and qualifying in the Hungarian Grand Prix, but after the timed run a problem was discovered that left Honda concerned about its racing potential. To avoid any surprise, he decided directly to change it.

Max Verstappen
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“During the post-qualifying checks we noticed something in the de Max's power unit that could be a sequel to the Silverstone accident. Therefore, we have changed it for a new one of the same specification. According to the regulations, Max is allowed to start from his third position on the grid without incurring penalties. ", clarified Honda.

While this is not a problem now, it could be in the future. It is about the third power unit used by the Dutch so far this season and if he must use a fourth, something that is probable since there are still 12 dates left, he will have to penalize and lose positions in the grid.

That is why it is presumed that this will be a card in the sleeve that Red Bull will show in that GP that Verstappen has a complicated classification.

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