Mercedes says it is still working on a “rehabilitation plan” for Lewis Hamilton’s third engine, which was damaged in a collision at the Belgian GP with Fernando Alonso; Hamilton could be one of many drivers to receive a penalty at the Italian GP, that is it’s all live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend
By Matt Morlidge
Last Updated: 08/09/22 1:46 pm
Lewis Hamilton will start at the bottom of the table for this weekend’s Italian GP due to Mercedes’ engine penalty.
Mercedes is fitting a fourth engine – more than one is allowed in F1’s rules – into Hamilton’s car due to damage his last engine suffered in a late-race collision with Fernando Alonso at Belgian GP.
There was a 45G impact in that crash, and Mercedes says it’s still working on a “recovery plan” for that Power Supply, which won’t be able to run this weekend.
Although it is yet to be confirmed how many engine components have been changed, the penalty in the net means Hamilton will go to the back of the net, giving his first chance of victory of the season at the fast Monza track. his already fragile height. more difficult.
Hamilton, who had won three championships in a row before the summer break, retired to Belgium before his big chance of winning the Dutch GP before a combination of Safety Cars and tactics thwarted the engine. his association.
The seven-time world champion is currently sixth in the drivers’ standings.
Hamilton probably won’t be the only one to fall further than qualifying for Sunday’s race.
Valtteri Bottas’ engine penalty in Alfa Romeo has been confirmed while Ferrari are also said to be considering reducing the net for their home race, along with leaders Red Bull for Sergio Perez.
Monza’s ‘Temple of Speed’ layout encourages overtaking and should see riders recover more easily than most tracks.
Than to follow.
Sky Sports F1 live Italian GP fixtures
Thursday, September 8
2pm: Driving press conference
Friday, September 9
8:15: Practice F3
9:25 am: Practice F2
12:30pm: Italian GP Practice One (practice starts at 1pm)
2 hours 25 minutes: F3 Qualifiers
3.45pm: Italian GP practice session 2 (practice starts at 4pm)
5:25pm: F2 Qualifier
6:10pm: F1 show
Saturday, September 10
9:30 am: F3 sprint race
11:45 am: Practice session 3 Italian GP (practice starts at 12 noon)
2pm: Build Italian GP Qualifier
3pm: QUALIFYING GP Italy
4.55pm: F2 Sprint
6pm: Ted’s Quali Notebook
Sunday, September 11
7:30 a.m.: F3 . Feature Race
9am: F2 . Feature Race
12.30pm: Sunday Grand Prix: Build Dutch GP
2pm: THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
4pm: Checkered Flag: Italian GP Response
5 p.m.: Ted’s Notebook
6pm: Italian GP Highlights