The German Sebastian Vettel, of the team Aston Martin de F1, will be penalized on the grid of United States Grand Prix due to an engine change.
"We are going to have a difficult weekend, we are going to change the engine and therefore we are going to have a penalty on the grid", said Vettel in the preview of the 17th date of the World Cup.
Before Vettel, other pilots were already sanctioned in this World Championship due to the use of a fourth engine for their cars.
Among those penalized are the main favorites to the world championship, the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), sanctioned in Russia; and English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), in Turkey, in addition to Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes), which was in Italy.
The category limits the number of changes that can be made to a car's engine in each season and, if it is exceeded, it automatically penalizes it.
Having reached the last third of the World Championship, Vettel is far from fighting for the title, as he occupies twelfth place in the drivers' standings with 35 points.
“I am looking forward to seeing what we can do from the beginning. I think we can stay strong here. "Vettel said of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. “At this circuit I was able to overtake, it seems like a good place to make that change. I hope we can return to the fight ", Agregó.