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Verstappen to start from back of the grid in Russia

Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen is set to start the 2021 Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid on Sunday, after his Red Bull team elected to fit a fresh Honda power unit to the Dutch driver's RB16B. The 23-year-old, who leads Mercedes rival, Lewis Hamilton, by five points in the overall standings, was already carrying a three-place grid penalty after a collision with the Briton in the Italian Grand Prix that put both drivers out of the race. Drivers are allowed no more than three power units per season and exceeding that allocation trigger grid penalties. Verstappen, who has won seven races this year to Hamilton's four, can still mitigate any damage to his title lead in...
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