The European Grand Prix stewards have announced two further penalties which will change the starting order for today’s race.
Carlos Sainz Jnr has been given a five-place penalty for a gearbox change which will move him back from 13th on the grid to 18th. Fernando Alonso will now start 13th.
Renault’s Kevin Magnussen has also been given a gearbox change penalty. However the team has in addition made changes to his suspension set-up in parc ferme which means he will have to start the race from the pits.
Magnussen had qualified 21st, so the only driver who gains a place from him is his team mate Jolyon Palmer.
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2 comments on “Penalty for Sainz, pit lane start for Magnussen”
19th June 2016, 12:44
Other than crashes, lock-ups and incidents we can expect lots of passing from Sainz, Versappen, Hamilton and Bottas. Can’t wait!
19th June 2016, 12:55
Gearbox change penalty is probably the rule I dislike the most.
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