Lance Stroll is set to take grid drop penalties for the Brazilian Grand Prix after needing an engine and gearbox change after his FP3 breakdown, while his Williams crew face a race against time to prepare his car for qualifying.

Stroll ground to a halt on his second lap in the final practice session at Interlagos complaining of no power as his Williams jolted before stopping on track.

Williams has confirmed a gearbox and engine change, while the exact power unit elements changed remains unclear, but the minimum the Canadian driver will serve is a five-place grid penalty.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley already have a 10-place grid drop for MGU-H changes in Brazil while Hartley’s team-mate Pierre Gasly has a 25-place grid penalty for two MGU-H and one turbocharger switch.

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