Max Verstappen has played down the grid penalties that the Red Bull drivers will take at Sochi this weekend as overtaking should be too much of a problem.

Having already launched the new Spec 4 power unit a few races back, Honda will take it a step further and introduce the new Internal Combustion Engine (ICU) in Russia.

It means Verstappen and Red Bull team-mate Alex Albon will receive five-place grid penalties.

But the Dutchman is taking heart from his 2018 performance at Sochi.

“Last year we started from the back and overtaking didn’t seem like a big problem around here,” he told

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