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Verstappen can “theoretically” complete season without further power unit changes | RaceFans Round-up

Verstappen can “theoretically” complete season without further power unit changes | RaceFans Round-up

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In the round-up: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says his team shouldn’t need to introduce any new power unit parts – and therefore incur further grid penalties – before the end of the season.

In brief

No engine fears for Verstappen

Max Verstappen

has already exceeded his maximum allocation of power unit parts but Horner says they shouldn’t need to take more over the final six races.

“I think in normal circumstances we should be able to do it with the penalty that we took in Sochi,” Horner explained. “That gives us a free engine still alive in our pool, we’re not down to just one engine.

“So theoretically we should be able to get to the end of the end of the year, but never say never.”

Harvey joins RLL

Jack Harvey’s widely-expected move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing for the 2022 IndyCar season has been confirmed. He joins the team from Meyer Shank and replaces Takuma Sato alongside Graham Rahal.

Team co-owner Bobby Rahal said he’d followed Harvey’s progress since his spell in Indy Lights, where he finished twice in consecutive seasons. “He and Graham will work well together and be a strong foundation for our driver line-up that will raise not only the level of each driver individually but of the team as a result,” said Rahal.

Van Amersfoort replace HWA in F3

FIA Formula 3 has confirmed the 10 teams which will contest the next three seasons. The only change in the roster is the arrival of Van Amersfoort in place of HWA.

Series CEO Bruno Michel thanked HWA for their participation and welcomed Van Amersfoort to the field. “Their success in other categories make them a nice addition to our grid,” he said. “I am confident that they will adapt quickly to the demands and challenges of our championship.”

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