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Hamilton set to take Italian GP grid penalty after power unit change

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ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 03: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is set to take a grid penalty for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

With a fourth power unit and related components, Hamilton will exceed his allocation of power units and therefore take a grid penalty at Monza – though it has not yet been confirmed whether the seven-time champion will be relegated to the back of the grid.

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The constructors' champions reasoned that Hamilton's third power unit was damaged after his collision with Fernando Alonso at Spa-Francorchamps, and the team are still working to recover that engine and its related parts – temporarily taking it out of the pool of PUs.

Multiple drivers including Max Verstappen took engine penalties in Belgium – where Verstappen himself took victory – while the likes of Valtteri Bottas and the Mercedes-powered cars of Aston Martin and Williams are expected to take engine-related grid penalties soon.

Meanwhile, Haas have confirmed that Mick Schumacher will take on a new gearbox this weekend, triggering a grid penalty.

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